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Step-By-Step Solution:

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First step - add in all possible valid pencilmarks.




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









For row 7, number 2 is only possible in cell (6,7)









For row 2, number 1 is only possible in cell (4,2)









For row 6, number 3 is only possible in cell (2,6)









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









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









For column 9, Number 7 is only possible in cell (9,3)









For row 2, number 4 is only possible in cell (8,2)









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









Candidates for 8 in boxes 1 and 3 force the candidates in box 2 to be in the remaining line.









X-Wing in rows for 8.









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (4,3).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (2,5).









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (3,4).









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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (5,6).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (1,5).









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









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









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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (4,6).









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (7,6).









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









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









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









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









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