### Minesweeper (Pentomino) by Murat Can Tonta

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Theme: 4×4×4

Author/Opus: This is the 216th puzzle from our contributing puzzlemaster Murat Can Tonta.

Rules: Place some of the given pentominoes into the grid, rotations and reflections allowed, but without repeats of any shape. Pentominoes cannot cover the numbered cells, and different pentomino shapes cannot be placed in adjacent cells that share an edge or corner. Numbered cells indicate how many of the surrounding cells (including diagonally adjacent cells) contain parts of the pentominoes.

Difficulty: 1.5 stars

Time Standards (highlight to view): Grandmaster = 1:00, Master = 2:00, Expert = 4:00

Solution: PDF; a solution video is also available here.

Note: Follow this link for classic Minesweeper puzzles on this website and this link for variations on Minesweeper puzzles. If you are new to this puzzle type, here are our easiest Minesweeper Puzzles to get started on. More Minesweeper puzzles can be found in The Art of Puzzles 2.

• Chandrachud says:

Can we repeat the pentomino shape in the grid? Or each shape has to be used only once?

• drsudoku says:

We added a new part to the first sentence to clarify this rule better.

• Chandrachud says:

Never mind … got the answer 🙂 and solution to the puzzle

• R says:

Nice one, felt spicy for a Monday! Maybe it was the custom rules!

Again: Would love the rules enumerated.

• drsudoku says:

Our style doesn’t separate each sentence into its own line. But you can treat each period as a new enumerated rule, and a semicolon as a continuation of the previous thought/rule.

• sudgy says:

The puzzle has multiple solutions if you are allowed to repeat pentominoes, so I’m pretty sure you can only have one of each.

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