Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

Step-By-Step Solution:

Initial Grid

                    
First step - add in all possible valid pencilmarks.




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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (7,6).









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









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









For row 2, number 6 is only possible in cell (4,2)









For row 7, number 8 is only possible in cell (1,7)









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









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









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









For row 2, number 8 is only possible in cell (6,2)









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









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









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









For row 6, number 5 is only possible in cell (1,6)









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









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









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (8,4).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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