Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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









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









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









For column 1, Number 9 is only possible in cell (1,8)









For row 4, number 3 is only possible in cell (9,4)









For row 1, number 3 is only possible in cell (8,1)









For column 7, Number 4 is only possible in cell (7,9)









For row 5, number 6 is only possible in cell (9,5)









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









For row 4, number 6 is only possible in cell (3,4)









For row 5, number 8 is only possible in cell (1,5)









For box 8, candidates for 8 are all in column 4, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 6, candidates for 1 are all in row 6, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 4, candidates for 1 are all in row 4, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 8, candidates for 6 are all in column 4, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (4,5).









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (4,1).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (7,6).









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









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (9,2).









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









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (8,6).









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









Number 5 is the only value possible in cell (3,8).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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