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New York Times, Monday, May 7, 2018

Cop ___ (confess in return for lighter punishment)

Author:
Julie Bérubé
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Bérubé.
Julie Bérubé notes:
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© 2018, The New York Times5/7/18 ( No. 25,017 )
Across
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Peak near Tokyo: Abbr. : MTFUJI
7
Facts and figures : DATA
11
Guy's date : GAL
14
Stuff that may make you go "Ah-choo!" : POLLEN
15
Actor Wilson of "Midnight in Paris" : OWEN
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Cheer at a bullfight : OLE
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Group preparing a ball field for a game : GROUNDSCREW
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Homes on wheels, for short : RVS
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Slippery fish : EEL
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Like Monday crosswords, relatively speaking : EASY
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Protection : AEGIS
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Blown away : AWED
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DuPont fiber : ORLON
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1972 platinum album by the Allman Brothers Band : EATAPEACH
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"___ out of it!" : SNAP
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Opposite of a liability : ASSET
34
Window section : PANE
36
Bit of acne : ZIT
37
Globe: Abbr. : SPH
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Locale of all the circled items in this puzzle : TOOLBOX
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Suffix with pay : OLA
42
Running total at a bar : TAB
43
Apartment building overseer, informally : SUPE
44
Gets whiter : PALES
46
Not working : IDLE
48
Doesn't get near : STAYSAWAY
51
Peter who compiled a book of synonyms : ROGET
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James of jazz : ETTA
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The Audi symbol has four of them : RINGS
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Fly high : SOAR
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Musical cousin of calypso : SKA
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Ancient : OLD
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Japanese delicacy served in thin slices : TUNASASHIMI
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Hearty brew : ALE
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Send off, as rays : EMIT
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One always making adjustments on the job? : TAILOR
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___ Moines, Iowa : DES
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Releases of Drake and Cardi B : RAPS
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Tune out : IGNORE
Down
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Fuel economy measure, for short : MPG
2
Ripped : TORE
3
Ice sheet : FLOE
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Wail in grief : ULULATE
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Actress Aniston, to friends : JEN
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Seriously involved : INDEEP
7
E.R. figures : DOCS
8
Off-kilter : AWRY
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Shirt that might have a slogan on it : TEE
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Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
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Blue-veined Italian cheese : GORGONZOLA
12
American Dance Theater founder : ALVINAILEY
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Not so much : LESS
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"Smooth Operator" singer, 1985 : SADE
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Aboveground trains : ELS
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Light bulb units : WATTS
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"Say it isn't so!" : OHNO
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Shoe that ties around the ankle : ESPADRILLE
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Some women with light-colored hair : ASHBLONDES
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Cop ___ (confess in return for lighter punishment) : APLEA
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Taxi : CAB
32
School grps. : PTAS
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Sparkling Italian wine : ASTI
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One living abroad, informally : EXPAT
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Boot out : OUST
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Make a choice : OPT
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Completely covered with : AWASHIN
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Shape of a Silly Putty container : EGG
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Affirmative votes : YEAS
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Sheetlike gray clouds : STRATI
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Ending with poly- : ESTER
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The Beatles' "Abbey ___" : ROAD
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Scissors sound : SNIP
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Honey Bunches of ___ : OATS
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About 2.2 pounds, for short : KILO
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Latin love : AMOR
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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What shoulders may do after a disappointment : SAG
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Fury : IRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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