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 for aboveboard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aboveboard \A*bove"board`\, adv.
     Above the board or table. Hence: in open sight; without
     trick, concealment, or deception. "Fair and aboveboard."
     --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: This expression is said by Johnson to have been
           borrowed from gamesters, who, when they change their
           cards, put their hands under the table.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  aboveboard
      adv 1: in an honest manner; "in he can't get it honestly, he is
             willing to steal it"; "was known for dealing aboveboard
             in everything" [syn: honestly, aboveboard] [ant:
             deceitfully, dishonestly, venally]
      adj 1: without concealment or deception; honest; "their business
             was open and aboveboard"; "straightforward in all his
             business affairs" [syn: aboveboard, straightforward]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "above-board":
     artless, candid, candidly, direct, forthright, frank, frankly,
     freely, genuine, guileless, honest, honorable, in the open,
     ingenuous, open, openly, plainly, publicly, straight,
     straightforward, straightforwardly, undeceitful, undeceiving,
     undeceptive
  
  

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  39 Moby Thesaurus words for "aboveboard":
     artless, authentic, before one, bona fide, face to face,
     fair and square, forthright, foursquare, genuine, good-faith,
     in broad daylight, in open court, in plain sight, in plain view,
     in public, in public view, in the marketplace, in the open,
     ingenuous, on the level, on the square, on the table,
     on the up-and-up, open, open and aboveboard, openly, overtly,
     plain dealing, publicly, scrupulous, single-hearted, square,
     square-dealing, square-shooting, straight, straight-shooting,
     unsophisticated, up-and-up, veritable
  
  

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