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Spooner's to be bold enough to divulge honest transaction (6,4)

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I believe the answer is:

square deal

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'transaction' is the definition.
(I have seen 'Fair transaction ' mean 'square deal' so perhaps 'transaction' could also mean 'square deal')

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