This day is inspired by Day 20 of the Minesweeper Advent Calendar on heptavegeesimal.com
rot13(ab jnl! vzntrf jbex ba gnoyrf! :Q)
okay hopefully this is my easiest Minesweeper puzzle so far
Today we have 2 new conditions for today, other than the mines that are present. Here are what they are:
(1)As mentioned (and slightly rewritten) on Day 20 - Zen Garden
(2)If you're confused by how "Blue Marble" works, here's a quick rundown of how it works:
On Day 6 - Knight's Path, it was noted that tiles would signify the amount of mines that could be "seen" from how a knight moves in chess. For example, if you're unfamiliar with how a knight in chess works, here's how it can legally move (the "kn" represents where the knight is and the "x"s represent where it can legally go):
So a blue marble on R4C4 could have a mine at:
If one of the aforementioned tiles has a mine, all of the other tiles that could have a mine are safe automatically. However, it is allowed for there to be a mine on say, R5C4 (assuming a blue marble on R4C4) since a knight cannot legally move there in one move.
Original rewrite of mine: Out of the 4 diagonal tiles, only the opposite tiles can have mines. (I wasn't aware of orthogonal cactus mines)
An example: Say we have a cactus on R4C4. Then we can have mines at either
- R3C4 and R5C4
- R4C3 and R4C5
- R3C3 and R5C5
- R3C5 and R5C3
Here's the puzzle:
Plain text version (b = blue marble, c = cactus):
Mines used: Anti-mine (-1), single mine (1). There are 12 anti-mines and 10 single mines.
Note: Blue Marble and Cactus only detect a mine's position, but not what the value of a mine is.