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For column 4, Number 9 is only possible in cell (4,2)









For row 7, number 5 is only possible in cell (4,7)









For row 4, number 7 is only possible in cell (1,4)









For row 2, number 7 is only possible in cell (8,2)









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









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









For column 2, Number 9 is only possible in cell (2,8)









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









For row 8, number 7 is only possible in cell (9,8)









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









For column 6, Number 1 is only possible in cell (6,5)









For row 6, number 1 is only possible in cell (9,6)









For box 5, candidates for 4 are all in column 4, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









Candidates for 5 in boxes 1 and 2 force the candidates in box 3 to be in the remaining line.









Naked Pair for 1 and 2, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (4,6).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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