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First night - very jittery (5)


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'first night very jittery' is the definition.
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'first night very jittery' is the wordplay.
'first night' becomes 'n' (1st letter of 'night').
'jittery' is an anagram indicator.
'very' is an anagram of 'ervy'.

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(Other definitions for nervy that I've seen before include "Highly-strung" , "On edge, tense" , "Easily agitated, tense" , "Anxious, jumpy" , "Highly strung" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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