Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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









For row 3, number 4 is only possible in cell (5,3)









For row 3, number 1 is only possible in cell (4,3)









For row 3, number 5 is only possible in cell (3,3)









For row 2, number 5 is only possible in cell (6,2)









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









For row 7, number 4 is only possible in cell (6,7)









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









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









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









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









For row 2, number 9 is only possible in cell (3,2)









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









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









For box 2, candidates for 2 are all in row 1, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 1, candidates for 6 are all in column 2, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 3, candidates for 6 are all in column 9, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (1,2).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (8,5).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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