The answer to this puzzle is a word.

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  • $\begingroup$ there are 2 cells highlighted in red on the bottom left (8 and 14), is that a part of the puzzle or a visual mistake? I am asking because they are not very visible $\endgroup$
    – Minot
    Sep 11, 2021 at 13:10
  • $\begingroup$ @Minot It's a mistake $\endgroup$ Sep 11, 2021 at 13:23

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Two different colors, eh?
In a 7 by 6 grid?
Hmmm, looks suspiciously like...

the game Connect Four!

On closer inspection, there is only one set of

four in a row: the four diagonal yellows near the top right. These are numbered 7 1 13 5... So our mystery word is GAME! (Using numeric indexes into the alphabet).

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    $\begingroup$ But, but, but... the retrograde analysis doesn't work! $\endgroup$
    – Dr Xorile
    Sep 15, 2021 at 0:22

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