Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

Step-By-Step Solution:

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First step - add in all possible valid pencilmarks.




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









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









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









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









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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (3,9).









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









For row 6, number 1 is only possible in cell (3,6)









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









For row 7, number 5 is only possible in cell (8,7)









For row 8, number 5 is only possible in cell (6,8)









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









For column 3, Number 6 is only possible in cell (3,4)









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









For box 9, candidates for 7 are all in column 9, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 3, candidates for 7 are all in row 1, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









Naked Pair for 3 and 7, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









For box 8, candidates for 7 are all in column 5, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (2,4).









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (9,4).









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









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









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (7,4).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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