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puzzle

Your final answer should answer the question "What is something you could get after solving this puzzle?"

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    $\begingroup$ Got five out of the six, but I really need to sleep... very nice puzzle, though! $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    Apr 26 at 8:32
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    $\begingroup$ Incredible puzzle! $\endgroup$ Apr 26 at 21:09
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    $\begingroup$ This is an incredibly clever puzzle! If I hadn’t joined this stack already I’d join it just to upvote this. $\endgroup$ Apr 27 at 9:27
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    $\begingroup$ Wow what a superb puzzle! That must have taken hours to make. $\endgroup$ Apr 28 at 12:11
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    $\begingroup$ If only there was a way to award a bonus to a question. $\endgroup$
    – L. F.
    Apr 28 at 12:18
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Each of these:

can be made into a word by applying some transformation. The trick to this is that all of the information is used twice - the lines drawn are only half of what we actually need.


Left column, top:

Reflecting across a diagonal line gives ABSURD.
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Left column, middle:

Appending a color-flipped version of the same picture gives FOSSIL.
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Left column, bottom:

Overlay a copy shifted to the right, and you can read the word PETROL.
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Right column, top:

Overlaying a copy rotated 180° gives BANDIT. enter image description here

Right column, middle:

Reading the cubes from the front gives BEY; reading the cubes from the right side gives OND.
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Right column, bottom:

Overlaying a horizontally reflected copy gives OVERDO.
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Now what?

Each of the words had one eye on it in the original image - when the transformation was applied, that eye marked two different letters.

So that gives us a total of twelve letters - but how do we order them?

The boxes next to the words, when overlaid, make a shape that looks like a 6:

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And one of the shapes looks like a 1...
This gives the final "redundant" art: There's an order that you can overlay the six shapes, so they look like the numbers 1-6.
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Picking one of the two eye-marked letters from each word, in this order, gives DOUBLE - and the other eye-marked letters give VISION! So DOUBLE VISION is the final answer, and certainly something you might get after solving this.

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    $\begingroup$ Wow. This puzzle is incredible - never seen anything that uses ambigrams in this way before! Brilliant solve too - very well done :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Apr 26 at 19:40
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    $\begingroup$ Correct! Just one little additional detail: rot13(Gur qha/qna va gur gvgyr vf gur rknpg fnzr frg bs tylcuf, uvagvat ng gur prageny zrpunavp.) $\endgroup$ Apr 26 at 19:45

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