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This puzzle is part 6 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: Weightier".


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Rules of Hitori1

  • Shade some cells in the grid.
  • No number occurs in more than one unshaded cell on any row or column.
  • Shaded cells cannot be adjacent to each other horizontally or vertically, but they may touch at a corner.
  • All unshaded cells are orthogonally connected.

Across
3. A piece of pork – a shocking starter for Islamist group (5)
4. Afterthought by Yankee rapper (3)
8. Jaeger skinned an ancient civilization (6)
9. Friendly relative disheartened (4)
10. Small price to pay for endless soup (3)
11. Leased missing central part for saxophone, maybe (4)
13. Musical group appearing in Sahara (1-2)
14. Middle-Eastern Arabs are nomadic people with no leader (6)
16. Tools for measuring leaders (6)

Down
1. Maybe the awful weather's starting to pass, evoking negative feelings (7)
2. Contract man in supporting structures for large computers (10)
5. Cossacks secretly making fire (4)
6. Stand-up guy with a bit of gentlemen's character (6)
7. Prisoner making network's final appearance, ultimately (8)
12. Tree's remains after burning (3)
13. Lead-free, pure gas containing nitrogen and oxygen (3)
15. Original Mad Max held in homeland (3)

1 Paraphrased from the original rules on Nikoli.

Solve both puzzles to answer the question: What might an impatient court do?

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An impatient court might

HASTEN FORECLOSURE

Solved crossword grid + Hitori, with explanations for the clues:

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Across
3. A piece of pork – a shocking starter for Islamist group (5) = HAM + A + S_
4. Afterthought by Yankee rapper (3) = PS + Y
8. Jaeger skinned an ancient civilization (6) = _AEGE_ + AN
9. Friendly relative disheartened (4) = NI(-e)CE
10. Small price to pay for endless soup (3) = SOU(-p)
11. Leased missing central part for saxophone, maybe (4) = RE(-nt)ED
13. Musical group appearing in Sahara (1-2) = _A-HA_
14. Middle-Eastern Arabs are nomadic people with no leader (6) = (-r)OMANIS
16. Tools for measuring - leaders (6) = RULERS (ddef)

Down
1. Maybe the awful weather's starting to pass, evoking negative feelings (7) = (THE A(-w)FUL)*
2. Contract man in supporting structures for large computers (10) = MA_ + IN + FRAMES
5. Cossacks secretly making fire (4) = _SACK_
6. Stand-up guy with a bit of gentlemen's character (6) = _MENSCH_
7. Prisoner making network's final appearance, ultimately (8) = INTERNE(T -> _E) (found by Omega Krypton)
12. Tree's - remains after burning (3) = ASH (ddef)
13. Lead-free, pure gas containing nitrogen and oxygen (3) = (-f)AIR
15. Original Mad Max held in homeland (3) = _MEL_

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  • $\begingroup$ sniped :( d7: rot13(vagrearg -> svany yrggre punatrq gb _R, qrs=cevfbare) $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Oct 18 at 9:16
  • $\begingroup$ I'll add in an explanation for the Hitori later if necessary, currently don't want to go through the pain of editing using Photoshop again $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Oct 18 at 9:17
  • $\begingroup$ @OmegaKrypton Ah, that makes sense, given the "making" part, thanks! $\endgroup$ – PiIsNot3 Oct 18 at 9:18
  • $\begingroup$ All correct. Well done! $\endgroup$ – jafe Oct 18 at 9:59
  • $\begingroup$ I was halfway solved this, good job! $\endgroup$ – ThatOneNerdyBoy Oct 18 at 10:05

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