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Solve the nonogram.

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    $\begingroup$ I think your definition of simple differs from mine $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Mar 2 '17 at 15:41
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    $\begingroup$ I'm a little way through and it seems clear what kind of thing is happening. Nice! $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 2 '17 at 15:57
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    $\begingroup$ "Ah. This is obviously some strange usage of the word simple that I hadn't previously been aware of." $\endgroup$ – Rubio Mar 2 '17 at 15:58
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    $\begingroup$ (I have a comment to make about the "simple" thing but will refrain for now.) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 2 '17 at 15:58
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    $\begingroup$ The comment I was going to make was: I'm pretty sure there is in fact a simple nonogram in this puzzle. (And lo, there is.) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 2 '17 at 17:18
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Final answer is

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or perhaps I should say

PSE.

I confess that I only bothered going this far by strict logical inference

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before allowing myself to make the obvious assumptions about the structure of the solution, leading to this (where white and yellow should now be treated as equivalent):

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whereupon it's clear how to get to the solution at the top.

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    $\begingroup$ After you had mentioned the "nice thing" in the comments I noticed the positions of the empty rows and columns and suspected a nested nonogram (Nonogramyoshka?). But you had a headstart of an hour and I had little hope of beating you. Nice, indeed! $\endgroup$ – M Oehm Mar 2 '17 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ Eek! Let me check. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 2 '17 at 17:31
  • $\begingroup$ Oh yeah, sorry, most of them are one column further right than they should be. Fixing 'em properly may be a little nontrivial but I'll try :-). $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 2 '17 at 17:32
  • $\begingroup$ OK, fixed. Sorry about that. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 2 '17 at 17:39
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Gareth McCaughan solved this, but here's an animation of the solution:

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