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









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









For column 7, Number 1 is only possible in cell (7,1)









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









For column 5, Number 2 is only possible in cell (5,4)









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









For row 9, number 4 is only possible in cell (2,9)









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









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









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









For row 7, number 2 is only possible in cell (1,7)









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









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









For column 9, Number 7 is only possible in cell (9,1)









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









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









For column 1, Number 7 is only possible in cell (1,4)









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









For row 3, number 3 is only possible in cell (5,3)









For row 9, number 3 is only possible in cell (1,9)









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









For box 9, candidates for 8 are all in column 7, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 3, candidates for 6 are all in column 8, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









For box 3, candidates for 5 are all in column 8, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (6,8).









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









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









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