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Thursday Code Puzzler: Maze Solver

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Time for this weeks 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!

Maze Solver 

Assume you have a 2D array that represents a maze. Spaces are denoted by a 0 and walls are denoted by a 1. Devise the most efficient way to get through this maze, while following these two simple rules: 

- You can only move right (not left) 

- You can only move down (not up) 

Catch up on all our previous puzzlers here

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