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For column 2, Number 4 is only possible in cell (2,9)









For column 9, Number 5 is only possible in cell (9,8)









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









For box 5, candidates for 6 are all in row 6, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









Candidates for 6 in boxes 1 and 4 force the candidates in box 7 to be in the remaining line.









Naked Pair for 2 and 9, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









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









For blocks 6 and 9, candidates for 2 are all in the same two columns (7 and 9)









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









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









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









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









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









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









For row 7, number 2 is only possible in cell (3,7)









For row 8, number 2 is only possible in cell (7,8)









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









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









For row 8, number 9 is only possible in cell (2,8)









For row 6, number 9 is only possible in cell (7,6)









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









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









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









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









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









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (1,3).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (1,4).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (3,8).









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (5,1).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (4,7).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (4,6).









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (8,7).









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









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









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









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