Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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









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









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









For row 4, number 2 is only possible in cell (3,4)









For row 6, number 2 is only possible in cell (8,6)









For row 5, number 2 is only possible in cell (4,5)









For box 5, Number 7 is only possible in cell (6,5)









For column 3, Number 7 is only possible in cell (3,8)









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









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









For row 3, number 6 is only possible in cell (8,3)









For box 5, candidates for 1 are all in column 5, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









Candidates for 1 in boxes 5 and 6 force the candidates in box 4 to be in the remaining line.









For column 3, Number 1 is only possible in cell (3,7)









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









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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (5,2).









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









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (6,2).









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









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









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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (7,3).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (2,5).









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









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









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (9,8).









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









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









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









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









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