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Final answer is or perhaps I should say I confess that I only bothered going this far by strict logical inference before allowing myself to make the obvious assumptions about the structure of the solution, leading to this (where white and yellow should now be treated as equivalent): whereupon it's clear how to get to the solution at the top.


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Gareth McCaughan solved this, but here's an animation of the solution:


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I think the answer is Completed Nonogram Traversed Maze


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Answer is (Note: I see that Weather Vane posted a partial while I was working on this, but obviously I didn't look at their answer.)


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I think that the answer to the maze and nonogram is this:


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as Weathervane said, here is the crossword Then Finally


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The solution to the nonogram: Next: And finally:


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Completed Nonogram: Rebus decoding and final solution:


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Gladys is visiting The full nonogram: And if we split and rearrange like this: Then


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Gladys is The grid: Transcription:


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Step 1 - the crossword Step 2 - trying to figure out the other numbers and arrows.


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(I did this without looking at the CW. I claim no credit for imposing arbitrary restrictions on myself, but it means any mistakes are my own :-).) The final grid is as follows: which obeys the following constraint: If we interpret we get "First", "Second", etc., are of course When groups of cells are referred to collectively, Note: in the course of ...


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It's a The filled-in cells say (not perfectly clearly) Actual filled-in image:


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The grid looks like a game of Descartes Enigma - perhaps that's where you found it on your computer? The numbers labelling each row and column give the pattern of black cells in each row or column; different numbers correspond to groups of black cells which must have white cells in between. The grid is $15\times21$, so we can fill in a few sets of black ...


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Pretty sure the answer is


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This satisfies the requirements: I've provided a decimal conversion row and highlighted the locations of 11s in the "clue".


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Gladys is at: Solution to Nonogram: Details:


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The 5-letter word is Cyan nonogram: Red nonogram: Both overlapping:


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Absurdly partial answer Terminology: an "inner configuration" is an arrangement of filled and empty cells in our $n\times n$ grid; an "outer configuration" is the corresponding arrangement of run-lengths displayed outside the grid. Let $I_n=2^{n^2}$ be the number of possible inner configurations, $O_n$ be the number of distinct outer configurations arising ...


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Credits to @Dorrulf for solving the nonogram (borrowing it here): I believe that you are celebrating ...


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A MineSweeper Crossword: A Making of I created this a puzzle a while ago, but @humn suggested that a "making of" wrap-up post would not be amiss, as such, here it is (I tried to keep it fairly spoiler free for those that wish to solve the puzzle at a later date).This was written to the best of my recollection (some things may have happened slightly ...


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Although some of the items were off by a little, I think this is what you were aiming for: By "off by a little", I mean that row 12 doesn't exactly look good as you posted, so I took a little artistic license, and modified it. Instead of 7 2 2 2 2 1 1 7, it should have been 7 1 1 1 2 1 1 7. There may have been more small errors like that, but once I got ...


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Answer in progress. The puzzle says to put them together, so...


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You are The crossword was solved by MikeQ, after my partial. Here is the solution: The solution to the nonogram: Quite clearly says Though there is a mistake in the row '2 1 1' which should be '2 2 1' Here is a step by step: So: Applying the keyword to the cipher gives: The direction given by the nonogram is and the


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@humn, can you please check this, but I contend that there is no valid semiminibinononohohohologram. First, we will prove that there is no row count of 0. If there existed such a row count, consider the group of 3 rows that the row labelled by it is in. Since both 0's and 1's take up all three rows, there cannot exist any 0's or 1's in the group of 3 rows, ...


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Answer As the educated guess suggested, your uncle is in Thank you @JGibbers for this beautiful puzzle! :) Solution Approach The two nonograms are Refering to the hint of Thanks to @Deusovi Taking the tag


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With help from @Meta45, I managed to work out the entire word ladder save for the first and last words: @Sp3000 then found the first and last words: All that remained was to figure out how to obtain those words from the number sequence. Thanks to the hints, and @Beastly Gerbil's existing answer, I realized that I need to stop doing puzzles in reverse.


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Logic By logical deduction I've got as far as this: (black squares are filled, grey are definitely not filled, white are still unknown) I think that's as much as we can do with pure logic, so here must be where the three possible solutions appear. Number 1 There's an L-shaped hole in the middle. If we assume the middle cell of the L is filled, we get ...


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Duh, I got it. Then I'm guessing the deductions will fall like dominoes from there ...


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Partial: Will work on what this means Out of all the potential pieces I'm seeing (here are some): The best I can come up with is: But I don't know what that means yet.


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