The Greatest Peaks

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The Royal Army is setting up defenses and they asked you, the Royal Engineer, to help them. They're looking to identify the dominant peaks and areas near the border. Can you help them?


You are given a square map of altitudes of different areas. A peak is a cell surrounded by lower values. A peak's area is the area controlled by that peak. Cells that can be reached by continuously descending (in 4 directions) from a peak are controlled by that peak. A cell that can be reached by descending from more than one cell belongs to the area of the the higher-value cell. Can you identify the smallest and largest areas in each grid?


The first number of input contains the number of test cases. Each tests cases consists of a number N followed by the altitude map of the area, an N*N square of integer altitudes.

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