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Thursday Code Puzzler: Get The Size of X

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Thursday Code Puzzler: Get The Size of X

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It's Thursday, so it's time for another code puzzler. The idea is simple: solve the coding problem as efficiently as you can, in any language or framework that you find suitable.

Note: Even though there really is nothing stopping you from finding a solution to this on the internet, try to keep honest, and come up with your own answer.  It's all about the participation!

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Given a matrix of 1s and 0s, find the largest possible X made from 1's. 

For example in the following matrix 
The size of X is 3, as the diagonal contains 3 1's.
The following would be invalid (i.e. 0) as there is no '1' at the center of an X shape

Catch up on all our previous puzzlers here

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