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For column 2, Number 8 is only possible in cell (2,6)









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









For column 3, Number 8 is only possible in cell (3,9)









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









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









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









For row 5, number 1 is only possible in cell (2,5)









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (2,7).









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









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









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









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









For column 9, Number 6 is only possible in cell (9,8)









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









For box 4, Number 5 is only possible in cell (1,6)









Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (1,2).









For column 9, Number 5 is only possible in cell (9,4)









For box 6, candidates for 3 are all in column 7, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









For row 4, number 6 is only possible in cell (5,4)









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









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









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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (6,4).









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









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (5,6).









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (4,1).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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