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Happy Independence Day to you American users, here is a puzzle to provide some entertainment on this fine Saturday. Once each clue is solved, there will be a final answer that they all share in common!

  1. My name with just one letter replaced.
  2. Just don't freak out.
  3. I am fragile, okay!
  4. My wet dog keeps doing this after a bath.
  5. Could you repeat that for me?
  6. I already realized you were not peaceful.
  7. ______.
  8. I am not going to freeze your photo.
  9. Not ugly.
  10. Now you've made me wet my job equipment.
  11. It's not you.
  12. Rhymes with sad crud.
  13. Forward to January.
  14. Not a dark horse.
  15. Salutations from the Empire state.

I have added five more lines to the riddle to help! :)

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm slightly confused, do we have to solve each line and itll lead us to another answer, or find the words and reconstruct the crossword? $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jul 4 at 17:27
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, each line has something in common, that is the big answer. You do not have to reconstruct it into a crossword, I thought it would be too easy if I constructed an actual crossword puzzle, so I just gave the clues! :) $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jul 4 at 17:30
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    $\begingroup$ You're sure these are normal crossword clues? Generally, crossword clues are direct synonyms for their answers - they should match in part of speech and tense/pluralization. (The usual rule is that it should be possible to replace the answer with the clue in a reasonable sentence.) A lot of these seem very vague, and I don't think that even if I got the answer I'd be sure of it. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jul 4 at 17:35
  • $\begingroup$ I edited it to avoid any confusion. Now they are just regular clues! $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jul 4 at 17:43
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    $\begingroup$ There's probably someone sharper than I am but for me, this puzzle seems a bit underspecified. I think maybe if you add enumerations, it will be easier/more solvable? $\endgroup$ – Sid Jul 6 at 14:28
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These clues all point towards:

The titles of songs by Taylor Swift

As follows:

1. My name with just one letter replaced. CRAZIER (OP's name is 'Crozier')
2. Just don't freak out. YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN
3. I am fragile, okay! DELICATE
4. My wet dog keeps doing this after a bath. SHAKE IT OFF
5. Could you repeat that for me? BEGIN AGAIN
6. I already realized you were not peaceful. I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
7. ______. BLANK SPACE
8. I am not going to freeze your photo. PICTURE TO BURN
9. Not ugly. GORGEOUS
10. Now you've made me wet my job equipment. TEARDROPS ON MY GUITAR
11. It's not you. ME!
12. Rhymes with sad crud. BAD BLOOD
13. Forward to January. BACK TO DECEMBER
14. Not a dark horse. WHITE HORSE
15. Salutations from the Empire state. WELCOME TO NEW YORK

In case you're interested, the breakthrough for me finally came with Clue 12, coupled with your throwaway comment to @Sid saying that your younger sister solved it pretty quickly!

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  • $\begingroup$ You are correct! Nice job!! Haha I wasn't sure if the answer entertained too small of an audience or not! @Stiv $\endgroup$ – Crozier Jul 6 at 16:26

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