This puzzle is part 7 of the Double feature series (first part here). The series will continue in "Double feature: Going postal".

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Rules of Statue View1

  • Insert the four given pieces (7, Y, t and G) into the grid by shading some cells. Pieces can be rotated and reflected.
  • The numbered cells cannot be shaded.
  • Pieces cannot be adjacent to each other vertically or horizontally, but they may touch at a corner.
  • All unshaded cells must be orthogonally connected.
  • The numbers give the total lengths of shaded cells starting immediately adjacent to the numbered cell and extending outwards from it.

4. Strike is rescheduled, starting in the morning (3)
6. Morse-coded traditional customs (5)
7. Throw support for broken arm (5)
9. Gradual decline in web broadcasting (3)
12. Neon signs covering millions of years (4)
13. Predict knocking back unlimited drink (5)
14. Agent buried in Egypt's pyramids (3)
16. Inside of a simpleton (3)
19. Taiwan's mythological bird (3)
20. Outspoken deer man with goat's feet (4)
21. Perhaps a Persian carpet's surface has the first sign of abrasion (3)

1. Bother a starship captain after losing head (3)
2. Go after good French drum (5)
3. Break a downturn after charge is dropped (6)
5. Pleasant-sounding physician seen around large office's entrance (7)
8. Captured by generous dictator (4)
10. Youngster's corpse is missing part of heart (3)
11. Flaws of awards needing no introduction (5)
15. Unit essentially trapped in extreme terrain (4)
17. East African a great distance away (4)
18. Sample of a traditional stout (3)

1 Paraphrased from the original rules on Puzzling Stack Exchange.

Solve both puzzles to answer the question: What does "weightier" mean?

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    $\begingroup$ In my opinion, the V looks more like a Y. $\endgroup$
    – trolley813
    Oct 21 '19 at 9:04
  • $\begingroup$ @trolley813 Hm, I see what you mean. I changed it to Y. Although I suppose one could say that it looks a little bit like an upside-down A as well. $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Oct 21 '19 at 9:26

Answer is


Grids and Clues

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Note: A20 should be faUn instead of faWn. Sorry!

Explanation to Clues

D1: (-k)IRK Thanks to @ChrisCudmore & @PiIsNot3
D3: RECESS(-ion) Wordplay thanks to @ChrisCudmore
A4: R_+AM
A7: SLING (ddef)
D8: _NERO_
A9: _EBB_
D10: BO(-d)Y
A11: (-o)SCARS
A12: _EONS_
A13: _CIDER_<
A14: _SPY_
D15: _P_+IN+T_
A16: O(A)F
D17: A+FAR Wordplay thanks to @ChrisCudmore
D18: _FAT_
D19: ROC (ddef)
A20: FAUN (hp ~fawn) Thanks to @ChrisCudmore
A21: C_(A_)_T[def=perhaps a Persian] Thanks to @ChrisCudmore

will continue later...

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    $\begingroup$ D1 is Rot13(vex) which is funny because both cleartext and rot13 fit the definition $\endgroup$ Oct 21 '19 at 15:38
  • $\begingroup$ A20 is rot13(snha) (homophone) $\endgroup$ Oct 21 '19 at 15:40
  • $\begingroup$ D17 Wordplay possibility Rot13(N + SNE [n terng qvfgnapr] = NSNE) $\endgroup$ Oct 21 '19 at 15:42
  • $\begingroup$ A21 rot13(P[N]G pnecrg fhesnpr = PG unf svefg bs Noenfvba) $\endgroup$ Oct 21 '19 at 15:51
  • $\begingroup$ D3 wordplay: rot13(ERPRFFVBA - VBA [punetr]) $\endgroup$ Oct 21 '19 at 17:53

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