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Is this the smallest known rebus puzzle, and what does it mean?

Rebus puzzle

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The answer to the puzzle is "Blueprint" but I doubt it's the smallest.

We would need to clarify what is meant by "smallest". If you mean the smallest number of bytes required to store the puzzle electronically, then the answer is no, this is not the smallest puzzle. A4ID (foreign aid) (4 bytes) has less letters and color doesn't matter so there's no need to store the information. R+R (summer) is shorter, still.

Side note: We could get cute with it and say "small print" is the smallest rebus: Small Print Rebus Puzzle

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  • $\begingroup$ How does "A4ID" -> "foreign aid" work? $\endgroup$
    – hkBst
    Jan 18, 2019 at 8:15
  • $\begingroup$ @hkBst four in "AID" $\endgroup$ Jan 18, 2019 at 11:19
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I'm not sure whether its the smallest rebus puzzle....but the answer is Blue print!! . . . If by the smallest rebus puzzle you mean the one which has the least number of letters in the answer the NO, there is a smaller rebus puzzle, that being.....Big Deal-

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The answer to the puzzle has been given in the other answers, but how about this for a smaller (art-related) Rebus puzzle:

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    $\begingroup$ That looks like Picasso's blue period. $\endgroup$
    – YoungJohn
    Feb 13, 2015 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ @YoungJohn: +1! $\endgroup$
    – user9278
    Feb 13, 2015 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ What? Please explain! $\endgroup$
    – bgmCoder
    Jun 10, 2015 at 0:40
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    $\begingroup$ @BGM: It's blue, and it is a "period" (ie. the punctuation mark also known as a "full stop") - so, "blue period". It doesn't have to be specifically Picasso's ... $\endgroup$
    – user9278
    Jun 10, 2015 at 6:02
  • $\begingroup$ Ooohhh! I get it now, "Blue Period" a period of time where he used lots of blue. It's looks a little oblong to me, though, to be a period :). $\endgroup$
    – bgmCoder
    Jun 10, 2015 at 13:57

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