Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (1,7).









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









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









For row 2, number 3 is only possible in cell (1,2)









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









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









For row 7, number 3 is only possible in cell (9,7)









For row 7, number 4 is only possible in cell (8,7)









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









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









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









For row 7, number 5 is only possible in cell (4,7)









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









For row 3, number 9 is only possible in cell (2,3)









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









For row 1, number 9 is only possible in cell (8,1)









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









For row 4, number 1 is only possible in cell (6,4)









For row 4, number 7 is only possible in cell (1,4)









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (6,5).









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









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









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









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (9,3).









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









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









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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (5,3).









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









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









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (5,7).









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (7,2).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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