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









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









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









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









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









For row 9, number 4 is only possible in cell (7,9)









For row 4, number 9 is only possible in cell (1,4)









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









For box 1, Number 9 is only possible in cell (2,3)









For row 5, number 2 is only possible in cell (9,5)









For row 9, number 2 is only possible in cell (6,9)









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (7,1).









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









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









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









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









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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (2,6).









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (9,6).









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (8,6).









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (8,7).









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









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (5,7).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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