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A cryptic clue I originally wrote in a card to my cryptic crossword sensei:

Big star initially shows gratitude (6)

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A big possibility is:

THANKS

Explanation:

Tom Hanks, initially THanks, was the star of the film Big.

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  • $\begingroup$ I don't quite follow the wordplay here. Is it (G+unaxf?)(Rot 13) $\endgroup$ – Sid May 8 '18 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ Sid, I think as you have above and I suppose (vavgvnyyl whfg npgf ba uvf svefg anzr, ohg fubhyq ba obgu?)(Rot13) $\endgroup$ – Tom May 8 '18 at 14:54
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Alternative answer:

Tyrese (Gibson) - big movie star, initial two letters in his name are an acronym for “thank you”

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