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Merely being fair (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

just

This clue is a double definition.

'merely' is the first definition.
('just' can be a synonym of 'merely')

'fair' is the second definition.
('just' can be a synonym of 'fair')

'being' is the link.

(Other definitions for just that I've seen before include "Exactly" , "Barely; impartial" , "Fair; a moment ago" , "Book by Richmal Crompton" , "free from bias" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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