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This is my second puzzle here. Hints and tags will be added later if required:

G1  B0  A1  A0  B1  A0  G1                                  
A1  E0  A1  B0  C1  B0  A1  E0  A1                          
A1  A0  C1  A0  A1  A0  B1  A0  B1  A0  A1  A0  C1  A0  A1  
A1  A0  C1  A0  A1  B0  A1  A0  A1  B0  A1  A0  C1  A0  A1  
A1  A0  C1  A0  A1  C0  A1  A0  A1  A0  A1  A0  C1  A0  A1  
A1  E0  A1  E0  A1  A0  A1  E0  A1                          
G1  A0  A1  A0  A1  A0  A1  A0  G1                          
H0  B1  A0  B1  H0                                          
C1  A0  H1  A0  B1  C0  A1  B0                              
H0  A1  A0  A1  C0  A1  B0  B1  A0  A1                      
A0  A1  A0  G1  B0  A1  C0  A1  A0  C1                      
A0  B1  E0  A1  E0  A1  B0  A1  B0  A1                      
A1  C0  C1  A0  A1  A0  A1  A0  A1  A0  A1  A0  B1  B0  A1  
H0  B1  A0  A1  A0  A1  A0  A1  A0  A1  B0  A1              
G1  A0  D1  A0  C1  A0  B1  A0  A1                          
A1  E0  A1  A0  F1  A0  C1  C0                              
A1  A0  C1  A0  A1  A0  D1  A0  C1  A0  A1  A0  B1          
A1  A0  C1  A0  A1  B0  B1  C0  B1  C0  A1  A0              
A1  A0  C1  A0  A1  A0  C1  A0  A1  C0  A1  A0  A1  A0  A1  
A1  E0  A1  A0  C1  C0  A1  B0  A1  A0  A1  A0              
G1  A0  C1  A0  A1  A0  B1  A0  A1  A0  B1

I will start updating with clues every so often:

One: A clue that will help you see three hints, to be sure that you can start looking for a solution.

Second hint:

The number after each letter draws, you closer to the question.

Third Hint:

You will have to work out what each Bit, represents.

Forth Hint: (Only view this hint if you want to get a simple break down of the first three hints)

Hint 1 (Letters = Numbers), Hint 2 (Draw - something Visual), Hint 3 (Numbers - on or off)

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    $\begingroup$ Since the numbers are all 1 and 0s I was thinking it may have something to do with binary but have no idea where to go from there. $\endgroup$ – gabbo1092 Oct 10 '18 at 20:03
  • $\begingroup$ @gabbo1092 take a look at the third hint, which I have related to your question. I will post more clues but there are stages to solve to complete this puzzle. Hints 1,2 and 3 will help you solve the first part, and also contains a clue to what is required for the next step. $\endgroup$ – 5202456 Oct 11 '18 at 13:31
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So A=1, B=2 and so forth. Take as many 0's or 1's as indicated by the letter. This gives us a 21x21 grid:

111111100101101111111
100000100111001000001
101110101101101011101
101110100101001011101
101110100010101011101
100000100000101000001
111111101010101111111
000000001101100000000
111011111111011000100
000000001010001001101
010111111100100010111
011000001000001001001
100011101010101011001
000000001101010101001
111111101111011101101
100000101111110111000
101110101111011101011
101110100110001100010
101110101110100010101
100000101110001001010
111111101110101101011

Which looks suspiciously like a QR code:

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When read on a QR code reader, the code translates to "3x14=". So I suppose the answer we're looking for is "42".

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe this is the answer that is really being sought? $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Oct 15 '18 at 11:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Chowzen Thanks for the edit, I was struggling with the formatting :D $\endgroup$ – jafe Oct 15 '18 at 11:51
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    $\begingroup$ The backtick can be used in spoilers like this for monospace formatting. $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Oct 15 '18 at 11:53
  • $\begingroup$ That is correct, I was going to drag out the hints for a bit longer. Now to think of my next puzzle. Also I really need to think of an original answer and something not too obvious. $\endgroup$ – 5202456 Oct 15 '18 at 13:40

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