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The other day my good friend Captain Pun invited me to a party on board his new boat.

"What will the dress code be?" I asked.

Captain Pun said he'd email me the details. Later that day I received the following image in my inbox:

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The accompanying message said only: "Solve the nonogram, then come dressed accordingly!"

Can you solve the three-colour nonogram to help me work out what I should wear to the party?

This puzzle can be solved without guessing. Note that cells filled with different colours do not necessarily need to have a gap between them. Numbers marked in bold are black, numbers in (circles) are (red), and those in normal weight are grey.

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    $\begingroup$ Yayyy, I got to this one in time! $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Dec 11 '19 at 18:24
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Completed nonogram grid:

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This is (thanks @msh210 !)

a Cluedo board,

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and

the heart is in the LOUNGE,

so the dress code must be

LOUNGE SUIT.

Edited to add:

the puzzle is even more clever than I'd realised. The heart isn't just an arbitrary symbol: it represents one of the SUITS in card games. So both the words "lounge" and "suit" are clued (no pun intended) in the image!

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  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Pbzr qerffrq jvgu lbhe urneg va gur evtug cynpr?) - alternatively, there are rot13(9 juvgr frpgvbaf, fb "Pbzr qerffrq gb gur 9?") $\endgroup$ – Avi Dec 11 '19 at 18:30
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    $\begingroup$ Looks like it might (I'd have to check) be a Clue board. If so, presumably it's a play on the name of whatever room that is. $\endgroup$ – msh210 Dec 11 '19 at 18:38
  • $\begingroup$ @msh210 You're right - that's the rot13(Ybhatr). $\endgroup$ – Avi Dec 11 '19 at 18:42
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    $\begingroup$ Also: Here is an image with the correct rotation so it matches the nonogram: i.pinimg.com/originals/76/a2/4f/… $\endgroup$ – Somebody Dec 11 '19 at 18:45
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    $\begingroup$ @Stiv Oooh, that wasn't apparent even to me! I thought that shape was just meant to indicate the important spot. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Dec 12 '19 at 8:43

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