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This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #5: On-and-onogrami


Hello, fellow puzzlers!

Here's a nonogram I made for you. But it's not just a nonogram. There is a hidden object in it! Can you find it?

Nonogram

Click for a larger version.
Colour-blind-friendly colour guide: Circle = Red, Square = Blue.

I suggest you take a printout of this, or else copy the numbers onto a square-ruled paper and then solve.

I promise that your paper will not go to waste. It may look like gibberish, but if you look closer, you will see everything clearly, as in a crystal ball!

If you don't understand what to do with it, don't just throw it in the trash. I told you, your paper would not be wasted. You can use it to catch bugs at least! But it should not be your goal.

As a final note, keep in mind the orientation. If you don't see a meaningful object, you've probably chosen the wrong side.

If you are unable to take a hard copy, or just don't want to do that, you can solve the nonogram on penpa+ .

A csv version of the nonogram:

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,1,1,,,,2,
,,,,,,,,,2,3,,,,,,1,,1,,,,,,,,,,,4,2,,,,1,,,2,2,
,,,,,,,,,2,2,,,,,,1,6,3,,,,,,,,,,,2,1,8,,2,2,,,2,2,
,,,,,,,,,2,2,,,,,1,2,2,2,,,2,1,,,,,,,2,2,2,,2,2,,1,2,2
,,,,,,,,,,2,2,,,,3,2,2,2,2,,,2,2,1,1,1,2,,,2,2,1,1,2,2,,1,2,2
,,,,,,,,,,1,2,1,3,2,2,2,2,5,2,,,2,2,2,2,2,2,,,1,2,3,2,2,2,,1,2,1,
,,,,,,,,3,1,2,1,2,2,2,2,5,1,3,,,1,1,1,1,1,1,,,4,5,1,3,2,3,3,1,3,1,
,,,,,1,6,3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,2,1,1,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,3,4,4,3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,1,1,1,2,3,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,3,1,3,1,1,3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,2,3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,2,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,2,2,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,2,2,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,2,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,2,2,2,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,2,2,2,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,2,2,2,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,2,2,2,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,2,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,,2,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,2,1,3,5,3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,1,1,3,2,6,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,3,1,1,3,4,1,3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,1,1,2,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
,,,,,3,6,3,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Hope you enjoy :)

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First the nonogram solves like this:

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Then

we note the tag and "On-and-onogrami" wordplay hinting at origami. The flavor text also mentions catching bugs and crystal ball. So we fold our paper into the "cootie catcher" aka "fortune teller" origami.

We see

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ORIGAMI on the outside! We must be on the right track.

Then we

open it and see

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WATER bOMb! Which is both a weapon and a toy (and also another origami)!

So we

fold a water bomb and get

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a six sided die! One fine toy.

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  • 14
    $\begingroup$ Quality way to answer, with the real-life working demo! $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Nov 6, 2022 at 23:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv haha thank you. I actually drove to the store to buy grid paper for this. $\endgroup$
    – caPNCApn
    Nov 6, 2022 at 23:15
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    $\begingroup$ Fantastic commitment - if I could upvote you twice for effort, I would! :) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Nov 6, 2022 at 23:30
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    $\begingroup$ Yep, that's it! Well done! And as Stiv said, great commitment. Thank you. Checkmark will come :) $\endgroup$
    – ACB
    Nov 7, 2022 at 7:19
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    $\begingroup$ Fantastic puzzle and solution, @ACB! $\endgroup$ Nov 9, 2022 at 18:33

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