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For column 3, Number 6 is only possible in cell (3,7)









For row 9, number 4 is only possible in cell (2,9)









For column 5, Number 4 is only possible in cell (5,3)









For row 1, number 8 is only possible in cell (2,1)









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









For box 5, candidates for 8 are all in row 5, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 2, candidates for 6 are all in row 1, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 5, candidates for 3 are all in row 5, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 9, candidates for 1 are all in row 9, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









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









For row 7, number 1 is only possible in cell (4,7)









For row 7, number 8 is only possible in cell (5,7)









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (6,5).









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (4,5).









For row 7, number 2 is only possible in cell (6,7)









For column 6, Number 7 is only possible in cell (6,3)









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (7,3).









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









For row 9, number 1 is only possible in cell (8,9)









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









For row 1, number 5 is only possible in cell (4,1)









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









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (4,2).









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (4,9).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (1,9).









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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (3,2).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (2,7).









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (1,6).









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









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









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









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









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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (2,5).









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









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (3,6).









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (7,5).









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (9,2).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (7,4).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (9,4).









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (9,6).









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









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









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









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









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









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