## Step-By-Step Solution:

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

For row 3, number 8 is only possible in cell (1,3)
(Single Position)

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

Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (3,7).
(Single Candidate)

For column 5, Number 5 is only possible in cell (5,4)
(Single Position)

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

For row 1, number 1 is only possible in cell (3,1)
(Single Position)

For row 8, number 1 is only possible in cell (7,8)
(Single Position)

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

Hidden Pair for 3 and 5, can remove other candidates from these cells.
(Hidden Pairs)

Hidden Pair for 1 and 8, can remove other candidates from these cells.
(Hidden Pairs)

Naked Pair for 1 and 8, can remove these as candidates from other cells.
(Naked Pairs)

X-Wing in rows for 4.
(X-Wings)

X-Wing in rows for 7.
(X-Wings)

Hidden Pair for 4 and 7, can remove other candidates from these cells.
(Hidden Pairs)

For row 3, number 2 is only possible in cell (5,3)
(Single Position)

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

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

For blocks 3 and 6, candidates for 2 are all in the same two columns (7 and 8)
(Double Pairs)

Naked Pair for 6 and 7, can remove these as candidates from other cells.
(Naked Pairs)

Hidden Pair for 1 and 6, can remove other candidates from these cells.
(Hidden Pairs)

Either candidate for cell (2,6) forces 6 into cell (6,4).
(Forcing Chains)

Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (6,2).
(Single Candidate)

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

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

Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (8,1).
(Single Candidate)

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

Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (8,2).
(Single Candidate)

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

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

Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (5,2).
(Single Candidate)

Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (4,2).
(Single Candidate)

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

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

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

Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (8,4).
(Single Candidate)

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

Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (1,5).
(Single Candidate)

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

Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (3,5).
(Single Candidate)

Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (4,5).
(Single Candidate)

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

Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (8,5).
(Single Candidate)

Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (9,5).
(Single Candidate)

Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (6,5).
(Single Candidate)

Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (2,6).
(Single Candidate)

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

Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (5,6).
(Single Candidate)

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

Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (9,6).
(Single Candidate)

Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (6,7).
(Single Candidate)

Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (8,7).
(Single Candidate)

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

Number 9 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 8 is the only value possible in cell (6,8).
(Single Candidate)

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

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

Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (2,9).
(Single Candidate)

Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (7,9).
(Single Candidate)

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

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