One friend of mine has been inactive over the past few weeks.

One day, my friend sent me this:

Hello there, I have been kidnapped! I secretly made this message in order to get you here. Here is the message:

Australian commercial television network (3)
Same score (3)
Become visible (4)

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Nikoli

cryptic country

Where is my friend?

  • $\begingroup$ And here I was just watching the movie Saw (2004)... what's with the kidnappings today? $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Aug 18 '18 at 11:17

The three clues resolve to


This hints at

"Tentai Show", also called "Spiral Galaxies": a logic puzzle genre from Nikoli.

Solving the ten lower grids in that way gives

SURAT, INDIA. However, the second grid has no solution: I imagine the rightmost white dot should be half a cell lower.
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  • $\begingroup$ Already answered? Wow. $(+1)$ $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Aug 18 '18 at 11:16
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    $\begingroup$ @user477343 Of course it is, it's Deusovi :P $\endgroup$ Aug 18 '18 at 12:01
  • $\begingroup$ @PotatoLatte he did that to one of my riddles, too, but I have to admit that one was easier (or if not, much easier) than this puzzle :D $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Aug 18 '18 at 12:11

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