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New York Times, Thursday, October 15, 2015

Food product whose name is used nowadays mostly in a nonfood way

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin G. Der

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 84, Blocks: 54 This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Der.
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© 2015, The New York Times10/15/15 ( No. 24,082 )
Across
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Did some gardening : HOED
5
Food product whose name is used nowadays mostly in a nonfood way : SPAM
9
Pro-___ : AMS
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One bit : INTHELEAST
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Not connected : UNLINKED
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Danger for a small boat : LEETIDE
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Puccini title heroine : TOSCA
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Home that's never left? : SNAILSHELL
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Working as assigned : ONTASK
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Orpheus or Spartacus, by birth : THRACIAN
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Swinish sound : OINK
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Christmas edible : YULELOG
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Ones powerless to move? : GLIDERS
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Word with code or road : ACCESS
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Volcanic peak in the Cascades : SHASTA
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1978 Superman portrayer : REEVE
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Mesmerized : RAPT
34
___ be tied : FITTO
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Follower of "roger," to a radioer : WILCO
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Like cherries jubilee : FLAMBE
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Big name in appliances : WHIRLPOOL
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"Are you joking?" : REALLY
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Intl. treaty subject : NTEST
45
Pass an exam with flying colors : ACEIT
46
Yuri's love in "Doctor Zhivago" : LARA
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Flimflams : ROOKS
49
Gazed : PEERED
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Comfortably warm : TOASTY
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[How horrible!] : SHUDDER
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Our place in the universe : MILKYWAY
57
Prefix with -dextrous : AMBI
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Entree : MAINDISH
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One of Goya's Black Paintings also known as "El Perro" : THEDOG
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Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, with "the" : GUGGENHEIM
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Some bandage materials : GAUZES
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In olden times : AGESAGO
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Satellite dish precursors : ANTENNAS
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Companion of Quasimodo : ESMERALDA
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Drunk's ailment, for short : DTS
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Prohibitionists : DRYS
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Picnic side dish : SLAW
Down
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Help for the flummoxed : HINT
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Roman emperor who overthrew Galba : OTHO
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Slippery ones : EELS
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Certain clergywoman : DEACONESS
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Phoenix athletes : SUNS
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Bust supporter : PLINTH
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Capital ESE of Istanbul : ANKARA
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Ruling family of Florence : MEDICI
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Flagon fillers : ALES
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Socratic ___ : METHOD
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Backup player : SIDELINER
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Relating to national governments : STATAL
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Order with a Grand Lodge : ELKS
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Jessica with an Oscar for "Tootsie" : LANGE
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Smidgen : SKOSH
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Desert bloomer : YUCCAPLANT
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"Step aside, I can help" : LETME
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Certain stovetop hazard : GASFIRE
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Real go-getter : LIVEWIRE
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Pooch's sound : ARF
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Muffler attachment : TAILPIPE
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Modernize, as machinery : RETOOL
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Until due : TOTERM
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1980s-'90s courtroom drama : LALAW
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Dress shirt insert : COLLARSTAY
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Straddled : BESTRODE
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Hits sharply : WHACKS
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Celebratory cry : YAY
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Financial guru Suze : ORMAN
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Wharton who wrote "Ethan Frome" : EDITH
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1964 Summer Olympics : TOKYOGAMES
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Epic tale : SAGA
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Flimflammed : HUMBUGGED
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Makes cutting remarks toward : DIGSAT
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Places pigeons perch : LEDGES
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Secured : INHAND
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Calorie watcher : DIETER
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Climb (up) : SHINNY
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"Super" parts of the psyche : EGOS
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Church service : MASS
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Eurasia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald : ZELDA
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Espied : SAW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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