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What would be your next deduction in this game of Minesweeper?

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All numbers in a 5x5 Minesweeper grid

Assuming standard Minesweeper rules, here’s one solution (with $ X $ = a mine): EDIT: In response to Euphoric in the comments, I solved this purely by logical deduction with a bit of educated ...
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What is the next move on this minesweeper board?

Consider the section at the bottom-centre of the grid: This then has immediate knock-on deductions for the cells marked with green and blue squares. Hopefully you should be able to make further ...
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Is there anywhere else I can go without guessing randomly?

Don't trust the (formerly) accepted answer. :-) (It depends, in part, on a mistake you've made earlier: there's a third flag next to a couple of 2s along the left side. I added a green square to mark ...
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Is there way to solve this minesweeper without guessing?

Because the left 5 needs two more mines, the remaining mine for the adjacent 3 must be in the top right cell. Also, that same 3 uses up all three mines indicated by the counter, and that leaves ...
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All numbers in a 5x5 Minesweeper grid

Although the puzzle is most likely to be solved without a computer, and we already have a winner, here are all 16 solutions, just for the record: There are some symmetries in there, of course. ...
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Minimal unsolvable minesweeper

Here is a six-mine solution:
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What is the next move on this minesweeper board?

When I see this situation I don't even need to think.
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In Minesweeper, does every bomb have to have at least one neighboring number?

I think that yes, it is possible. You can create a custom grid with a ratio of more than 8 bombs per empty square, then, by the pigeonhole principle, there exists a bomb with no empty square next to ...
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Add rules to Minesweeper until you can start with nothing

A grid that satisfies the condition is We can click on
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How is this Minesweeper position possible?

The crossed bomb corresponds to a square where a flag had been placed while no bomb was on it. Therefore it is not actually a bomb and this solves the problem.
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Optimal next move in minesweeper game?

There are 50 different possible ways that the unknown mines next to the revealed region could be configured: Here, the green cells are clear (no mines), while the X's around the perimeter indicate ...
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Twelve Minesweeper mines that make twelve 4s

How about (horrible ascii depiction):
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Stuck on a minesweeper supposedly solvable through pure deduction

Row 3, column 2 is safe because of the 4.
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All values in a 5x5 Super Minesweeper grid

One possible answer is:
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6x6 Minesweeper grid with all threes

I think this arrangement of mines will work (red squares are mines)
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Am I able to mark mines with the bottom row of 3's?

Yes: Consider the four boxed cells here. The 3 above C tells you that at least one of B and C has a mine. But the 3 above B can only accept one more mine! Therefore there is exactly one mine in {B,C}....
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What is the next move on this minesweeper board?

I feel like my answer is a slightly different way of looking at it :
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What is the next move on this minesweeper board?

Result:
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Highest point in the minesweeper

My answer is: This was found:
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Is there way to solve this minesweeper without guessing?

As RobPratt pointed out, you can mark the flag highlighted in green below: However, you will have to guess, because there are 4 boards (thx for the correction, aschepler) that satisfy the conditions ...
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A Minesweeper Crossword

(I did this without looking at the CW. I claim no credit for imposing arbitrary restrictions on myself, but it means any mistakes are my own :-).) The final grid is as follows: which obeys the ...
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Mosaic by Albrecht Dürer

I (finally) finished it ! Blue squares are 'colored', and green squares are 'not colored'. This took a few days (I think I started less than a day after the problem was published), and I worked ...
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Wait, so how many mines are there? A tetromino minesweeper

First: Now, an interesting step: Some more logic sprouts off of the same area: And hey, wait a second...
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6x6 Minesweeper grid with all threes

Apart from the solution that hexomino found, there is another solution: According to my computer program, there are no other solutions up to symmetry (so 4 solutions if we count the rotated/reflected ...
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25 distinct numbers in a 6x10 Minesweeper grid

Success: A near miss, with all but 24:
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What would be your next deduction in this game of Minesweeper?

This answer, although it does address the question itself, is more of an interesting observation coming from analysing the situation by expressing the system in terms of simple linear equations (eg/ ...
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