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Each square is one word, and each row also has a one-word answer.

The final answer is what I tell everyone whenever my sister is coming to town.

#1

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#2

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#3

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#4

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#5

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#6

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#7

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Looks like we got there in the end; what a journey! Thanks for the excellent puzzle!

1:

Santa Monica Landmark -> Pier
Santa, Mon (Myanmar) + Ica (Peru), Land + Mark

2:

Noble Majestic Month -> August
elbow backwards with W (tungsten) replaced by N (nitrogen), Ma(g=jester)ic, Moth "eats" N

3:

Dollhouse Victor Actor -> Enver (Gjokaj)
Dollhouse, Tango-Uniform-?-Whiskey (Nato alphabet), tractor

4:

First British Martyr -> St. Alban
Fist clutches maritime flag "R", BBC, Marty McFly + r

5:

Architect Lloyd Wright -> Frank
Arch+I+(pro)tect, Andrew Lloyd Webber, W (on the) right.

6:

East Siberia River -> Lena
Compass rose, Map of Siberia, R+IV+e+R (+picture)

7:

Ride Board Comb -> Over
Bride minus B (the hex digit hex B is 11, which is 1011 in binary), Boar + D, Tomb with T -> C

8:

Actress Jennifer Jason -> Leigh
AC+tre+ss, "Vaccine Edward"=Jenner + "if" in the middle, Jason with the Golden Fleece

9:

Garage Yard Clearance -> Sale
Garage, Vineyard minus vine, Cl + ear + (l)ance

10:

Thousand Ship Launcher -> Helen (of Troy)
Number in a 1000 yen note, Flag-|battle-|leader-|oneupman- ship, LA+UN+Cher

Observation:

Looks like there's a theme of "almost state capitals" going on in there:

1. Pier -> Pierre, South Dakota
2. August -> Augusta, Maine
3. Enver -> Denver, Colorado
4. St. Alban -> Albany, New York
5. Frank -> Frankfort, Kentucky
6. Lena -> Helena, Montana
7. Over -> Dover, Delaware
8. Leigh -> Raleigh, North Carolina
9. Sale -> Salem, Oregon
10. Helen -> Helena, Montana

And finally, the missing letters spell out

"Ready for the drama."

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  • $\begingroup$ Okay, I'll share mine, too. But it's not only a lot to solve, also a lot to type. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Jan 10 at 20:23
  • $\begingroup$ @MOehm I'll wikify $\endgroup$ – Bass Jan 10 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ Okay, if you don't mind. It might be easier to just edit my stuff in. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Jan 10 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ Oh! That's much better. $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Jan 10 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ Nice work, guys! $\endgroup$ – jafe Jan 11 at 5:47

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