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Fine. Try to get the party returned (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

good

Here is my best explanation:

'fine' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'try to get the party returned' is the subsidiary indication.

'try' becomes 'go' (go is a kind of try).

'to get' means one lot of letters go next to another.

'the party' becomes 'do' (do is a kind of party).

'returned' shows that the letters should be reversed in order.

'do' in reverse letter order is 'od'.

'go'+'od'='good'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for good that I've seen before include "Righteous", "benefit", "Carol character from 1 as of old", "and 22 Down and 14 Across: Christmas carol", "(Of child) well-behaved", "promoting welfare", "Fine", "Priestley's companions", "Obedient" and "Pleasing; virtuous".)

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