Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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For row 6, number 9 is only possible in cell (3,6)









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









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









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









For row 8, number 7 is only possible in cell (4,8)









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









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









For column 7, Number 4 is only possible in cell (7,3)









For column 5, Number 8 is only possible in cell (5,7)









For column 5, Number 2 is only possible in cell (5,3)









For box 8, Number 5 is only possible in cell (5,8)









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (9,8).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









For box 2, candidates for 1 are all in column 6, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 2, candidates for 5 are all in column 6, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









Naked Triple for 2, 3 and 8, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









For column 8, Number 3 is only possible in cell (8,1)









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (1,2).









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (6,5).









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









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









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









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (9,5).









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (2,6).









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (4,6).









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









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









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









Number 7 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 2 is the only value possible in cell (6,9).









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









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