Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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









For row 4, number 5 is only possible in cell (8,4)









For column 2, Number 1 is only possible in cell (2,5)









For box 2, candidates for 9 are all in row 2, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









Naked Pair for 8 and 9, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









For row 8, number 9 is only possible in cell (3,8)









For box 1, candidates for 8 are all in column 3, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









Naked Pair for 2 and 6, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









For box 2, candidates for 6 are all in column 4, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









Candidates for 2 in boxes 2 and 5 force the candidates in box 8 to be in the remaining line.









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









For box 1, candidates for 3 are all in row 3, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For column 8, Number 3 is only possible in cell (8,6)









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









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









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









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









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









For row 2, number 1 is only possible in cell (6,2)









For row 2, number 9 is only possible in cell (5,2)









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









For row 4, number 8 is only possible in cell (1,4)









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (8,1).









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









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









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









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









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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (7,3).









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (8,3).









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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (8,7).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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