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Insprired by the previous backwards hangman (created originally by Alex, see here), which was solved so quickly, I though I'd make another one. Hopefully slightly harder! Three solutions in a minute suggests more demand is there and more supply needed. I've made the clues a little more cryptic:

Fill in an "x" - Grows good for your car
Fill in a "g" - Your just deserts, and what to do to war!
Fill in a "k" - Emerges only after they're gone
Fill in an "l" - Land of the dragon
Fill in a "r" - Pottery offered for sale
Fill in a "v" - Greetings are forces of nature!
Fill in a "d" - Struggles through
Fill in an "n" - As new, but changes and diminishes.

The answer will be in the form

W_LL

followed by an explanation...

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The question was:

WA_ES
waxes : good for your car to protect the coat; grows like the waxing moon
wages : you earned them by working, and you wage war
wakes : "emerges" like awakens, and "after they're gone" like the wake of a boat. – credit @Charles Koppelman
Wales : has a dragon on its flag
wares : wares are things for sale; pottery = earthenware
waves : a wave of the hand, a wave on the ocean
wades : wading through a bog is quite a struggle
wanes : diminishes like the waning moon; "As new, but changes" points to "wanes" being an anagram of "as new". – credit @Zandar

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  • $\begingroup$ Excellent. There are a few cryptic clues in there unaccounted for, so I'll give the tick in a while, hoping that some more will be explained. 13 minutes. Still too easy $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Oct 31 '15 at 14:26
  • $\begingroup$ For example, waxes also means grows, so the clue hints at waxes twice $\endgroup$ – Dr Xorile Nov 1 '15 at 3:21
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    $\begingroup$ Wakes - "emerges" like awakens, and "after they're gone" like the wake of a boat. $\endgroup$ – Charles Koppelman Nov 1 '15 at 4:11
  • $\begingroup$ @DrXorile I considered "waxes"="grows" fairly obvious but ok $\endgroup$ – dennisdeems Nov 2 '15 at 1:25
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    $\begingroup$ "As new, but changes" points to "wanes" being an anagram of "as new". $\endgroup$ – Zandar Nov 2 '15 at 1:37

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