Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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First step - add in all possible valid pencilmarks.




Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (5,3).









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









For row 4, number 9 is only possible in cell (7,4)









For column 1, Number 9 is only possible in cell (1,8)









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









For box 1, Number 7 is only possible in cell (1,2)









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









For row 4, number 6 is only possible in cell (3,4)









For row 5, number 6 is only possible in cell (4,5)









For row 9, number 6 is only possible in cell (2,9)









For box 1, Number 8 is only possible in cell (2,2)









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









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









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









For column 7, Number 1 is only possible in cell (7,6)









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









Naked Pair for 1 and 7, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









Naked Pair for 3 and 9, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









Hidden Pair for 4 and 8, can remove other candidates from these cells.









For box 5, Number 2 is only possible in cell (6,5)









For column 1, Number 2 is only possible in cell (1,3)









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









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









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









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (6,1).









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









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









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









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









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









For row 5, number 7 is only possible in cell (9,5)









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (3,9).









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









For row 7, number 1 is only possible in cell (6,7)









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









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (1,7).









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (6,4).









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









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (7,5).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (6,8).









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