Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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For row 3, number 6 is only possible in cell (6,3)









For row 7, number 6 is only possible in cell (4,7)









For row 9, number 6 is only possible in cell (8,9)









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









For row 5, number 6 is only possible in cell (2,5)









For column 5, Number 9 is only possible in cell (5,5)









For box 9, Number 9 is only possible in cell (9,9)









For row 2, number 3 is only possible in cell (7,2)









For row 4, number 5 is only possible in cell (9,4)









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









For column 5, Number 4 is only possible in cell (5,9)









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









For box 8, candidates for 2 are all in column 4, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









For box 8, Number 1 is only possible in cell (5,7)









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









For row 4, number 3 is only possible in cell (1,4)









For row 3, number 1 is only possible in cell (9,3)









For row 3, number 2 is only possible in cell (7,3)









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









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









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









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









For row 8, number 4 is only possible in cell (3,8)









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









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









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (6,2).









For row 2, number 1 is only possible in cell (3,2)









For row 1, number 5 is only possible in cell (8,1)









For row 1, number 9 is only possible in cell (7,1)









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (5,1).









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









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (1,9).









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









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