Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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First step - add in all possible valid pencilmarks.




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









Number 6 is the only value possible in cell (7,5).









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









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









For row 8, number 9 is only possible in cell (6,8)









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









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









For column 9, Number 6 is only possible in cell (9,1)









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









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (6,9).









For row 2, number 6 is only possible in cell (5,2)









For row 9, number 6 is only possible in cell (8,9)









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









For box 3, Number 2 is only possible in cell (8,2)









For row 2, number 9 is only possible in cell (7,2)









For row 6, number 9 is only possible in cell (8,6)









For row 6, number 4 is only possible in cell (7,6)









For row 3, number 4 is only possible in cell (8,3)









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









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









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









For row 8, number 2 is only possible in cell (3,8)









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









For row 2, number 8 is only possible in cell (4,2)









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









Hidden Pair for 3 and 8, can remove other candidates from these cells.









Naked Pair for 3 and 8, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (9,6).









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









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









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (1,2).









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (3,2).









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









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









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









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









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (2,4).









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









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









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









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









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