I shot a roll of PanF+, developed in Caffenol-C, then fixed for 3 days in a fix of 300g of Kosher salt in 1L water. It worked, the neg did clear (mostly), there is a little bit of base fog that does clear completely when a test part of the neg was put in a commercial fixer (Hypam), but I would say that a salt water fix does work if you have 3 days or so and have $ to spend on salt that is actually way more expensive than good ol' commercial grade fixed. A box of a Kosher salt was $4 for about 453g, so this is hardly a economical solution, but possible....
And as Nicholas suggested, there should be cheaper sources of NaCl sans NaI. I guess right now the long fixing time plus the visibly incomplete fixing are the strongest issues with NaCl fixer, but two part fixing could improve at least the latter one. One possible modification could be splitting the 300g of salt into a 250g and a 50g (or 200g and 100g) quantity and running two fixer steps. Since two part fixing supposedly works miracles with regular fixer, it might improve the results from this improvised fixer without costing extra.
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