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The answer WIN is seen frequently, appearing about once every 180 puzzles.

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WIN as a noun:

1. a victory (as in a race or other competition); "he was happy to get the win"
2. (winnings, win, profits) = something won (especially money)

WIN as a verb:

1. be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game"
2. (acquire, win, gain) = win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance"
3. (gain, advance, win, pull ahead, make headway, get ahead, gain ground) = obtain advantages, such as points, etc.; "The home team was gaining ground"; "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference"
4. (succeed, win, come through, bring home the bacon, deliver the goods) = attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"