I thought this might be a different kind of puzzle. This is a game of Minesweeper that I played earlier today.

All standard rules apply. For those who don't know, the number inside of each cell represents how many mines are in the 8 cells surrounding it. There are 35 mines in the 15x15 grid. All 0's are shown, although that is not necessarily true about the other numbers.

Minesweeper Grid

This is my own puzzle that I created. I coded the Minesweeper game. This is a screenshot from my work computer. I thought it'd be an interesting puzzle where you couldn't ask for extra clues.


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Simple reasoning already gets us this far:

Then reasoning of the form "$n$ mines in $n+1$ squares, but one placement violates another clue, so mines must be here" already gives us the solution:


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