In a Super™ Minesweeper grid each cell is either a mine or a value. A value in row $r$ and column $c$ represents the total number of mines located in row $r$ or column $c$.

Can you fill a 5x5 Super™ Minesweeper grid with mines such that every number from 0 to 6 appears at least once? Good luck!


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One possible answer is:

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The zero and six force most of the grid, then the 54 is another significant constraint.

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    $\begingroup$ Correct and well done! $\endgroup$ Nov 9, 2020 at 2:39
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    $\begingroup$ A value in row r and column c represents the total number of mines located in row r or column c. Doesn't your solution use [...] row and column? $\endgroup$
    – alex
    Nov 9, 2020 at 13:02
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    $\begingroup$ @alex I puzzled over that too. But if you use that definition 6 can never be used, so I inferred that this was what the OP had in mind. $\endgroup$ Nov 9, 2020 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, actually true. Thanks for clarification. $\endgroup$
    – alex
    Nov 9, 2020 at 13:50

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