Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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For column 3, Number 9 is only possible in cell (3,6)









For column 4, Number 9 is only possible in cell (4,8)









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









For column 9, Number 1 is only possible in cell (9,6)









For column 4, Number 1 is only possible in cell (4,4)









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









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









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









For row 8, number 2 is only possible in cell (5,8)









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









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









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









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









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









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









For row 9, number 4 is only possible in cell (8,9)









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









For row 5, number 4 is only possible in cell (9,5)









For row 5, number 9 is only possible in cell (8,5)









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









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









For box 6, Number 8 is only possible in cell (7,4)









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









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









For column 8, Number 5 is only possible in cell (8,7)









For box 7, candidates for 8 are all in column 1, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (6,2).









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (4,2).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (7,9).