Need help getting out of corner

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XtraCrispy
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Need help getting out of corner

Post by XtraCrispy » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:30 pm

Hello

I havn't seen a section for "help" posts so, I will add this here and maybe you can move it if you want.

http://i.imgur.com/ctkqNG0.png
This is what i need help with, cannot find any clue. Quite a long time ago since i've been this stuck.
I use a controversial program with a "startup" mode which means it gives me some squares and flags to start off with, preventing the board to have any guesses.
Thats why I have some odd placed open squares and a odd placed flag(the flag in the outermost right row is correct).
As for the other flags have been placed by me and may be wrong, but I havn't seen any wrongly placed flag either.

EWQMinesweeper
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Re: Need help getting out of corner

Post by EWQMinesweeper » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:46 pm

rows from top are numbered 1, 2, 3 etc
columns from right are numbered 1, 2, 3 etc
row/column

12/12 is a "1" that touches only 2 closed squares
12/13 is also a "1" that touches the same 2 squares as 12/12 but also 3 more closed squares.
since one of the squares adjacent to 12/12 has to be a mine, 11/14, 12/14 and 13/14 have to be safe.
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XtraCrispy
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Re: Need help getting out of corner

Post by XtraCrispy » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:29 pm

oh yeah, feel like i should have gotten that one.

thanks a ton!

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Tjips
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Re: Need help getting out of corner

Post by Tjips » Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:01 pm

This pattern is usually called the '1-in-a-hole'...
The number of minesweeper boards:
Exp: 140055249834355336357264746443955277014822625680974475320364702381803619892657792049596418323789908370400 (1.4e104)
Int: 13115156192346373485000211099954895788134532256 (1.3e46) &
Beg: 18934455246 (1.9e10)
:D

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Re: Need help getting out of corner

Post by wylx » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:21 am

Incidentally, I'm not quite sure what that flag over in the far right side of the screen is doing.

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Judith Sunrise
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Re: Need help getting out of corner

Post by Judith Sunrise » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:13 pm

That flag is there because OP uses a strange version of MS that gives you "starting clues" and obviously that flags was part of those clues.

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