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For row 7, number 1 is only possible in cell (2,7)









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









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









For row 8, number 6 is only possible in cell (1,8)









For row 9, number 2 is only possible in cell (1,9)









For column 3, Number 2 is only possible in cell (3,6)









For column 6, Number 2 is only possible in cell (6,4)









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









For box 9, candidates for 1 are all in row 8, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 1, candidates for 9 are all in row 2, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 4, candidates for 7 are all in column 2, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









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









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









For column 1, Number 5 is only possible in cell (1,2)









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









For row 2, number 7 is only possible in cell (9,2)









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









For row 4, number 9 is only possible in cell (1,4)









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









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (1,6).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (8,5).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (5,6).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (8,6).









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