See Puzzle 4 for instructions. I decided I haven't been doing nearly enough lately with my own original puzzle designs, and this is my first offering towards a remedy. Frankly, I'm not terribly happy with the way it came out, but I guess it's okay - I think it's good enough to share; I just don't think it's as good as I'd hoped as I built it. Oh well. I do have a few more original designs I'm toying with, trying to iron out how they work, and hopefully you'll be able to see them soon enough.
REMINDER: The deadline for entries to Puzzlesmith 1 is this coming Saturday EDT. Those that have been viewing my journal strictly via the "puzzles" tag may want to check out the "contests" tag, and fast. Oh, and don't let this puzzle distract you too much from that one: this one isn't worth fifty bucks.
As usual, comments about this puzzle are publicly welcome (go ahead, tell me it's weak, I understand) and emailing me your solution might get you something more than satisfaction. - ZM