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For row 7, number 9 is only possible in cell (6,7)









For column 8, Number 9 is only possible in cell (8,4)









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









For row 1, number 8 is only possible in cell (2,1)









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









For row 1, number 7 is only possible in cell (3,1)









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









For column 7, Number 6 is only possible in cell (7,1)









For column 9, Number 6 is only possible in cell (9,8)









For column 4, Number 6 is only possible in cell (4,9)









For column 5, Number 6 is only possible in cell (5,3)









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









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









For row 2, number 1 is only possible in cell (8,2)









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (9,1).









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









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









For row 4, number 3 is only possible in cell (7,4)









For box 6, candidates for 4 are all in column 7, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 5, candidates for 5 are all in column 4, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (9,4).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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