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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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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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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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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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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 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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What frequent patterns can be used to overcome Minesweeper obstacles?

Minesweeper, to those who do not know the strategies involved, is a difficult game. What patterns exist in the game which I can take advantage of? Meta-context: this question is an offshoot of ...
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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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