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









For column 4, Number 8 is only possible in cell (4,1)









For column 5, Number 6 is only possible in cell (5,8)









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









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









For row 4, number 2 is only possible in cell (3,4)









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









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









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









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









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









For column 1, Number 9 is only possible in cell (1,6)









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









For row 6, number 8 is only possible in cell (5,6)









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









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









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









For row 9, number 5 is only possible in cell (8,9)









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









For row 9, number 8 is only possible in cell (2,9)









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









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









For box 3, candidates for 7 are all in column 9, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 3, candidates for 4 are all in column 9, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (9,7).









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (4,5).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (5,4).









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









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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (7,6).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (7,3).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (2,1).









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (5,2).









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









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









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









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









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









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