Since moving to the countryside, I've taken up a side job as an assassin. While camping out with a doctor, they told me that I had contracted an illness. However, since I didn't take any money with me, they handed me this puzzle instead:

I'm all charged up for this puzzle to be solved

They told me, "Solve the nonogram, and you'll know where you're ill!"

Can you identify where I'm ill?

This puzzle can be solved without guessing. Note that cells filled with different colours do not necessarily need to have a gap between them. Clued colors are indicated by the background color of the text.

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    $\begingroup$ Also with hard lines, for solving convenience. $\endgroup$
    – Avi
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 17:57
  • $\begingroup$ Nice formatting, by the way ;-) $\endgroup$
    – Stiv
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 23:00

2 Answers 2


From Somebody's completed nonogram grid, we can see

an $ X_2^{-}, $ which could represent an ion, underneath what appears to be a tent.


the rebus can be interpreted as "in tent, ion," or intention. And this answers the question because an assassin would definitely have ill intentions.

  • $\begingroup$ Well done, and nice catch :) $\endgroup$
    – Avi
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 1:33
  • $\begingroup$ Nice catch! I saw what you saw but didn't have the rebus solve. $\endgroup$
    – Somebody
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 14:33

Here is what I have as a completed nonogram. I don't think I've missed anything. I'm not yet sure where to go from here but it's a start!

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  • $\begingroup$ Congrats on getting the first step! You may want to check the tags of a puzzle to see the components to solving the puzzle. P.S.: Columns 41/42 need a little fixing $\endgroup$
    – Avi
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 21:30
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    $\begingroup$ I think I got the solution, hope it's OK that I posted it as a separate answer :) $\endgroup$
    – HTM
    Commented Dec 12, 2019 at 23:13
  • $\begingroup$ @Avi d'oh! should be fixed now! $\endgroup$
    – Somebody
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 14:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Somebody Looks good now; I hope you enjoyed the puzzle :) $\endgroup$
    – Avi
    Commented Dec 13, 2019 at 14:36

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