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Questions about Minesweeper (the game or the [grid-deduction] puzzle genre). Some non-bomb cells display the number of adjacent bombs, and finding all bombs is the goal. In the puzzle some numbers are pre-given, while in the game cells must be clicked on to reveal their numbers.

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A minesweeper to annoy 4 logicians

This puzzle is an original, I'm sure it shares a similar idea with some other logic problems. However, I worked out the details of this one. I haven't put the [no-computer] tag because computer aid ...
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What can I next logically deduce in Day 62 of the Minesweeper Advent Calendar? (Fake 3D)

So I have gotten back into playing the Minesweeper Advent Calendars on heptaveegesimal.com, and recently came across the 2023 Minesweeper Advent Calendar. I am currently trying to beat Day 62, which I ...
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Add rules to Minesweeper until you can start with nothing

Think of classic Minesweeper game, with the following list of restrictions on the placement of mines: C (Connected): All mines are connected via 8-way neighborhood (orthogonal and diagonal). Q (Quad):...
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The Minesweeper Puzzle That Might Stump People

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 ...
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Minesweeper Queens

Based off of: Ken Duisenberg's Puzzle of the Week Oct. 15, 2003: Minesweeper Queens For the puzzle, in the given diagram, the numbered squares are empty, from which the given mines can be attacked by ...
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Impossible Minesweeper?

I was playing the game Minesweeper earlier today and came across the following situation: (Look at the bottom-middle section of the gameboard.) It seems to me that either of the two diagonal pathways ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 11: Christmas tree edition)

Previous puzzles Contains: Single mines (1 mine), Double mines (2 mines), Triple mines (3 mines) To get the $\color{green}✓$: Solve the Nonogram Solve the Minesweeper puzzle Note: partial answers ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 10: Double Neighbors)

Previous Minesweeper puzzles Based off of Day 10 of the Minesweeper Advent Calendar on heptaveegesimal.com Difficulty (approximate): ★★★★☆ Contains: Single mines (1 mine), Anti-mines (-1 mines), ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 9: Complex mines)

Contains: Complex mines ($i$ mines, where $i:=\sqrt{-1}$), Anti mines (-1 mines) Note: This is in conjunction with my Minesweeper puzzles Sorry for not posting a Minesweeper puzzle yesterday. I will ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 8: Not a single mine)

Difficulty (approximate): ★★★☆☆ Contains: Double mine, triple mine Now you might be wondering: If this puzzle contains not a single mine, then why does it contain mines? Well, that's because there ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 7: Double Mines)

Note: This uses anti, single, double, and triple mines Yes, I realize that when I uploaded Day 6, I mentioned in the disclaimer that I planned for this to be released tomorrow, along with Day 8, ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 6: Anti-Mines - A better introduction)

Disclaimer: ascii85(Z85 (ZeroMQ) encoding)(...
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Minimal unsolvable minesweeper

I'm playing minesweeper on an infinite grid. I'm told upfront how many mines there are. What's the smallest possible $n$ for which there exists a configuration of $n$ mines such that, no matter where ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 5: Mod 4)

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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 4: Looking Up)

We have a sort of weird condition for the tiles today. What is that, you ask? Well, we actually have 2: The visible neighbors are different. Here is what they will be for today (the "x" ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 3: Zen Garden Intro)

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 ...
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What is the meaning of a Cactus on Day 20 - Zen Garden of the Minesweeper Advent Calendar?

Note: this is not in conjunction with my Minesweeper puzzles So I was playing Day 20 of the Minesweeper Advent Calendar on heptavegeesimal.com and was reading the instructions when I came across this:...
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Is there a strategy I could use to beat Day 30 of the Minesweeper Advent Calendar?

Note: this is not in conjunction with my Minesweeper puzzles So I was playing Day 30 on the Minesweeper Advent Calendar on heptaveegesimal.com when I noticed something weird: Take a look at this ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (Day 2: Diagonal Reverse Synesthesia)

Note: This is based off of Day 30 of the Minesweeper Advent Calendar on heptaveegesimal.com So my first minesweeper puzzle did not go so well. I will try to do better today. First off: This is a torus ...
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Filling in an 8x8 minesweeper grid with mines (pt. 1: Rectangle)

Can you detect where the mines are in this 8x8 Minesweeper grid containing single, double, triple, and anti-mines? 1 3 4 -1 21 5 3 1 9 3 -1 3 -5 -4 -3 13 4 5 20 12 5 5 Notes: Anti-...
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Good and bad numbers of remaining mines

You've been tasked with finishing solving this Minesweeper board: "How many mines remain?", you ask. "I'm just choosing that now, actually. Tell you what: I was going to consider every ...
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25 distinct numbers in a 6x10 Minesweeper grid

You are making a new Minesweeper game. You can place 1, 2 or 3 mines in a cell. As usual the number in an empty cell is the number of mines surrounding it (in 8 directions). Can you place mines into a ...
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Is there way to solve this minesweeper without guessing?

I have arrived at this board and I'm kinda stuck. Is there any way to continue without guessing?
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What is the next move on this minesweeper board?

Here is the board I found an online minesweeper solver which can deduce what the next move is, so I know what the next move is and that it is logically obtainable. But it doesn't offer much help in ...
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Am I able to mark mines with the bottom row of 3's?

Am I able to use the bottom row of 3's to know what some of the squares around it are?
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Is there anywhere else I can go without guessing randomly?

I’ve been looking at this board for a little while, and can’t seem to find any places to go where I don’t have to guess. Is guessing the only thing I can do here, or are there strategies that I’m ...
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How do I know where the bombs are?

I’m not sure how I would know, because in the top right corner, where there is a 2, 3, 2, going down, the bottom two needs to touch two mines and so does the top. But if I did the immediate right ...
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How could I have known not to go here?

How could I have known not to press where the red bomb is?
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6x6 Minesweeper grid with all threes

Can you place 16 mines on a 6x6 Minesweeper grid such that each number produced is a 3? Bonus: can you find multiple solutions that are not rotations or reflections of each other? Good luck! Related ...
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Quadruped Mosaic

This is a visual puzzle (known as "mosaic" or "fill-a-pix") with the same rules as MineSweeper: This puzzle has exactly 100 x 100 cells. The grid is to be filled with colored and ...
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Looking for a strategy for assembling a Minesweeper grid knowing only the tiles but not their positions

This puzzle consists of 36 tiles. Each tile has a digit and may or may not have a mine. The goal is to assemble a 6×6 Minesweeper grid — in other words, each digit must equal the number of mines ...
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Stuck on a minesweeper supposedly solvable through pure deduction

I'm playing minesweeper on a website that says you can win using pure deduction without guessing, and I am currently stuck in the top left corner of the map. It's a 30x16 grid with 170 mines and the ...
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An altered MineSweeper

I've been searching for an old project I did in college about a computer program to create and solve a special variation of the popular game MineSweeper where, instead of always one, you could have ...
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All values in a 6x6 Super Minesweeper grid

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 6x6 Super™...
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Most 5s in a 5x5 Super Minesweeper grid

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 $𝑐$. What is the most number ...
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All values in a 5x5 Super Minesweeper grid

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™ ...
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Wait, so how many mines are there? A tetromino minesweeper

Here's another tetromino minesweeper. I have bolded where the rules differ between this one and my first tetromino minesweeper Rules: A number indicates how many adjacent (including diagonally ...
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Tetromino minesweeper: the Amphitheater

This is a minesweeper puzzle with a tetromino twist. The goal is to place mines in the grid, following a few constraints. Rules: A number indicates how many adjacent (including diagonally adjacent) ...
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Minesweeper confusion

I'm getting a bit confused about something I keep encountering when playing minesweeper. I keep seeing the following formation: ????? ?1x1? ?1x1? ????? Surely ...
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Can a mine in minesweeper touch only a single number tile

So i was playing some games and almost every game, i found a luck based situation, but are they actually luck based positions? I have gone with this strategy, where when i am question marking tiles, i ...
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Reverse minesweeper?

The puzzle below, when filled out completely, is a valid minesweeper board. Some of the mines and numbers have already been filled in. Can you fill in what is missing and use the solved grid to find ...
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Mosaic by Albrecht Dürer

This is a visual puzzle (known as "mosaic" or "fill-a-pix") with the same rules as MineSweeper: The grid is to be filled with colored and white tessera. Choose whatever color you like for the colored ...
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Minesweeper puzzle - Too many twos

A Gobo is caught for leaving the school for the lnternet bar to play computer games without permission. He is asked to solve a problem. Put 4 mines in a 3 by 5 minesweeper grid to fill ALL the other ...
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Maximal sum in 5x5 Minesweeper

How can you place 8 mines on a 5x5 Minesweeper grid such that the sum of the produced numbers is maximal? Are there multiple solutions? Good luck with this!
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Thirteen Minesweeper mines that make seven 5s

Can you place thirteen mines on a Minesweeper grid such that they create seven 5s? The size of the grid can be arbitrary. The mines may create numbers other than 5s, but those are irrelevant. A ...
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Twelve Minesweeper mines that make twelve 4s

Can you place twelve mines on a Minesweeper grid such that they create twelve 4s? The size of the grid can be arbitrary. The mines may create numbers other than 4s, but those are irrelevant. Good ...
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All numbers twice in a 7x7 Minesweeper grid

Can you place mines on a 7x7 Minesweeper grid such that each number from 0 to 8 appears exactly twice? A similar question about a 5x5 grid: All numbers in a 5x5 Minesweeper grid Good luck!
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All numbers in a 5x5 Minesweeper grid

Can you place mines on a 5x5 Minesweeper grid such that each number from 0 to 8 appears exactly once? Good luck!
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Minesweeper challenge #5

Coming back to another Minesweeper challenge... I've run into another "unsolvable corner" (corner of a puzzle where there isn't enough information to be 100% certain that any particular square that ...
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Minesweeper challenge #4

While solving another Minesweeper puzzle, I ran into yet another unsolvable corner. Well, actually, this time I have two unsolvable corners in the same puzzle. Here's the bottom left corner: ...as ...
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