Quick writeup this week, I’ll just let the visual aid do the talking:
The central “mountain” of black squares helped solvers get on the right track toward the answer, which as shown above was POWER.
I had a nice idea the other day and wanted to get it finished by today, but I’ve been on the road. Should have it ready next week. So for the second week in a row I am mining the archives:
This week’s instructions are a little unusual; I’ll just let you read them in the puzzle. Whatever answer you think I’m looking for, submit it using the contact form by Monday, August 12 at 11 p.m. Pacific Time. I’ll post the solution, and a new puzzle, next Tuesday.