Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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For row 6, number 3 is only possible in cell (9,6)









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









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









For row 7, number 3 is only possible in cell (6,7)









For column 9, Number 9 is only possible in cell (9,2)









For column 8, Number 5 is only possible in cell (8,2)









For row 6, number 1 is only possible in cell (8,6)









For row 9, number 1 is only possible in cell (5,9)









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (9,1).









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (7,2).









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









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (8,7).









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









For column 1, Number 7 is only possible in cell (1,4)









For row 6, number 7 is only possible in cell (5,6)









For row 3, number 1 is only possible in cell (6,3)









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









For box 8, candidates for 4 are all in row 7, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (5,1).









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









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









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









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









For row 5, number 6 is only possible in cell (7,5)









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (7,4).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (6,4).









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (5,4).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (2,3).









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









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









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









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









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (3,5).









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (3,8).









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









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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (2,9).









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