It's a state secret, which is a real fudging of the boundaries of public and private interest.
Auster's novels frequently focus on writers and depict stories within stories, fudging the line between reality and invention.
By embedding these costs, they are really fudging the issue.
So once again I am going to return to this recipe, quick and easy, no messing around, no fudging around.
If a guy can make a buck on something, he's often led into trying to make more by fudging a bit.