## Step-By-Step Solution:

### Pencilmarked

First step:
Add in all possible valid pencilmarks.

For row 2, number 5 is only possible in cell (9,2)
(Single Position)

For row 1, number 5 is only possible in cell (2,1)
(Single Position)

For row 5, number 5 is only possible in cell (7,5)
(Single Position)

For row 5, number 6 is only possible in cell (1,5)
(Single Position)

For row 6, number 5 is only possible in cell (4,6)
(Single Position)

For row 9, number 5 is only possible in cell (6,9)
(Single Position)

For row 9, number 6 is only possible in cell (5,9)
(Single Position)

For row 5, number 9 is only possible in cell (3,5)
(Single Position)

For box 1, Number 8 is only possible in cell (3,1)
(Single Position)

For box 3, Number 7 is only possible in cell (7,1)
(Single Position)

For column 7, Number 6 is only possible in cell (7,6)
(Single Position)

For box 3, candidates for 2 are all in column 8, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.
(Candidate Lines)

For box 6, candidates for 2 are all in row 4, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.
(Candidate Lines)

X-Wing in columns for 9.
(X-Wings)

X-Wing in columns for 3.
(X-Wings)

Naked Pair for 7 and 8, can remove these as candidates from other cells.
(Naked Pairs)

Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (9,8).
(Single Candidate)

For row 4, number 2 is only possible in cell (7,4)
(Single Position)

For row 4, number 9 is only possible in cell (8,4)
(Single Position)

Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (8,7).
(Single Candidate)

Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (8,9).
(Single Candidate)

Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (8,6).
(Single Candidate)

Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (9,9).
(Single Candidate)

For row 9, number 1 is only possible in cell (4,9)
(Single Position)

For box 7, Number 7 is only possible in cell (2,7)
(Single Position)

Naked Pair for 7 and 8, can remove these as candidates from other cells.
(Naked Pairs)

For box 5, candidates for 7 are all in column 5, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.
(Candidate Lines)

Hidden Triple for 1, 3 and 6, can remove other candidates from these cells.
(Hidden Triples)

For row 1, number 4 is only possible in cell (4,1)
(Single Position)

Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (4,7).
(Single Candidate)

Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (7,7).
(Single Candidate)

Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (6,7).
(Single Candidate)

Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (6,4).
(Single Candidate)

Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (6,1).
(Single Candidate)

Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (8,1).
(Single Candidate)

Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (1,1).
(Single Candidate)

Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (5,1).
(Single Candidate)

Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (6,3).
(Single Candidate)

Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (8,3).
(Single Candidate)

Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (9,4).
(Single Candidate)

Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (2,4).
(Single Candidate)

Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (3,4).
(Single Candidate)

Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (3,3).
(Single Candidate)

Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (2,3).
(Single Candidate)

Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (1,2).
(Single Candidate)

Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (6,2).
(Single Candidate)

Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (4,2).
(Single Candidate)

Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (5,2).
(Single Candidate)

Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (4,3).
(Single Candidate)

Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (5,4).
(Single Candidate)

Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (5,5).
(Single Candidate)

Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (9,5).
(Single Candidate)

Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (1,6).
(Single Candidate)

Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (2,6).
(Single Candidate)

Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (3,6).
(Single Candidate)

Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (5,6).
(Single Candidate)

Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (1,8).
(Single Candidate)

Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (4,8).
(Single Candidate)

Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (5,8).
(Single Candidate)

Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (6,8).
(Single Candidate)

Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (2,9).
(Single Candidate)

Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (3,9).
(Single Candidate)

Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (7,9).
(Single Candidate)

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