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To you, initially, it's not the real thing (3)


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'not the real thing' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'to you initially' is the wordplay.
'initially' suggests taking the first letters.
The first letter of 'you' is 'y'.

'it's' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for toy that I've seen before include "Teddy or Dolly" , "A child's plaything" , "Doll or teddy, say" , "Object for a child to play with" , "Small breed" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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