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Removing plywood from floor fastened with screws

I'm trying to lift 5mm ply wood from the kitchen floor which has been fastened down with screws, but most of the screws are covered by the floor tile adhesive which means I can't get to the screw heads. Is there anything I can do to make the job easier?

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Use hole saw to drill around each screw.
Use as small size as possible.
When plywood sheet comes up, you will have plywood circles on floor held down with screws.
Put 2x4 block against each circle and bang with large hammer, or pry each with big bar.
The repair subfloor.

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