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# Solution to Calculated Whisk

Answer: CONS, LION, LOCKSIN, NESS, NOSHERS, SATE
by Foggy Brume

The codes use a combination of "calculator letters" (digits that read as letters when turned upside down) with two-letter digits for all other letters. By using the given codes as an entry point, solvers must figure out the other foods, and thus the codes for the full alphabet:

 BOOZE 32008 EGGS 5993 GHEE 3349 AIOLI 170128 GELATO 04528739 MOUSSE 35518021 WASABI 182852897 HARISA 285159284 SOYBEANS 51428387205 SESAME OIL 71032128535 SRIRACHA 2843128591595 BEEF STOCK 9031045573338 SHORTENING 91411434559045 DIJONNAISE 351281414007184 TAMARIND 841415928212845 LIQUID SMOKE 3900215841188917 ALMOND MILK 9071218414021728 TOMATO PASTE 345528350452821045 ANCHOVY SAUCE 33118285724304311428 VANILLA EXTRACT 453128594552328771142843

The resulting code for each letter is as follows:

 A 28 N 14 B 8 O 0 C 31 P 35 D 84 Q 89 E 3 R 59 F 73 S 5 G 9 T 45 H 4 U 18 I 1 V 43 J 07 W 97 K 90 X 52 L 7 Y 72 M 21 Z 2

Applying this to the error codes, solvers can determine six crossword-style clues:

 045450145140528359 REASONS NOT TO CONS 3140512882115 SIMBA IS ONE LION 45708842838428445197531417314031 CONFINES WITH A DEADBOLT LOCKS IN 45017337828431180451418 UNTOUCHABLE ELIOT NESS 55937881144518484172 YIDDISH NIBBLERS NOSHERS 72735914514377173 FILL ENTIRELY SATE