The Pool Ball Clue Solution
# The Pool Ball Clue Solution

The pool balls around the outside are numbered 1 to 4 and clearly
represent some sort of order. The fact that the numbers are rotated
strongly suggests that the square needs to be rotated in the
prescribed order. You may also notice that there are four rotations
and four digits in each binary number. Putting this all together,
along with the hint to use Braille, we can now solve this clue.
First, look at the original rotation of the square, with the 1 on top.
Split the square into 6 2x3 sections, and use the most significant
(first) digit in the binary number to decide whether that square gets
a dot in it or not (1=yes, 0=no). When that is done for all the
squares, you have six Braille characters, as shown in the picture
below.

The letters look like they are starting to spell something, so this is clearly the right approach.

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