Nono-cube - Ultimate Puzzle Giant

Prologue - Instructions

Shamelessly copied and pasted the following from @jafe's puzzle :P

This is a three-dimensional nonogram. The first square gives the enumerations for the Z-axis, top to bottom. The next sixteen squares depict the layers of a $$16\times16\times16$$ cube. Some rules:

• If a row or column has no numbers, that means that the composition of that row/column is unknown. Note that this is different than the usual practice in nonograms where a missing number means that the row/column has no shaded cells at all. In our case, such rows can be explicitly marked with a zero.
• The Z-axis enumerations are all single digits, so e.g. 11 means two stretches of one, not one stretch of eleven.
• The thin black lines in the middle are just visual aids. They're not meaningful to the puzzle itself.

The Puzzle - Here we Go!

The Z-Plan and Labelling

Layers 1 ~ 8

Layers 9 ~ 16

Post-script - Thank You and Sorry!

My deepest gratitude to @jafe in helping me a great deal in cluing this amazing puzzle. Thank you @jafe for your teaching!

As a reward, @jafe will be permanently banned from solving this puzzle! (and also a +50 bounty from another puzzle of mine)

also...

Thanks to you if you have upvoted the puzzle, and even more if you are trying to solve it!

I must apologise,

for forgetting to note beforehand that the objective of this nonogram, and many of my others, is to interpret the nonogram and get a message. Sorry!

• I feel like half the puzzle is just transcription :P – micsthepick Jul 17 '19 at 14:17
• I would recommend a full test solve if that's something you are willing to do ;) – micsthepick Jul 17 '19 at 14:55
• should there actually be any single ones? – micsthepick Jul 17 '19 at 14:56
• I'll keep my eye out, of course. As an aside, can I just confirm the order of the "z-plan"? The top left cell reads "155". I think that means 1 is closer to the top and the two 5's are closer to the bottom... right? – Dark Thunder Jul 17 '19 at 15:44

this puzzle

is a tribute to Alconja

we correct the orientation of the image to get this: reading the letters in the correct way gives the phrase "Puzzle Master" and the symbol on the top left/bottom right looks like Alconja's current user icon

• Oh. I guess I don't know who that is, but I can presume they fit the title? – Dark Thunder Jul 17 '19 at 21:13
• @DarkThunder you are correct – micsthepick Jul 17 '19 at 21:14
• Well done! who should get the check? – Omega Krypton Jul 18 '19 at 2:50
• up to you and @DarkThunder – micsthepick Jul 18 '19 at 3:04
• i'm giving the check to you altho you answered later as you got the A_ reference. congrats! – Omega Krypton Jul 19 '19 at 7:27

As viewed in the layer layout shown above:

But the hidden message is better seen looking at the slices from left to right

The message is doubled, and in my view also rotated and mirrored. I would guess the letters are doubled up in order for the nonogrid to be more interesting.

I should note that there are (currently) two errors in the clues given, but given how the puzzle was turning out I knew to work around them.

• Well done! who should get the check? – Omega Krypton Jul 18 '19 at 2:50
• @OmegaKrypton I solved the nonogrid and saw the message, but I didn't get the Alconja reference. The two images above show the two perspectives I solved it in. They share columns with eachother, and copying back and forth allowed for getting close to the solution. Near the end I made some guesses on the last two letters to save time (the M and the A). – Dark Thunder Jul 18 '19 at 12:27
• sorry but this time i'm giving the check to micsthepick altho they answered later than you as they got the A_ reference. sorry and keep it up! (upvoted) – Omega Krypton Jul 19 '19 at 7:26