Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

Step-By-Step Solution:

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First step - add in all possible valid pencilmarks.




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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (8,1).









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









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









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









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









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









For column 7, Number 3 is only possible in cell (7,6)









For row 3, number 5 is only possible in cell (2,3)









For row 4, number 5 is only possible in cell (8,4)









For row 3, number 4 is only possible in cell (1,3)









For row 5, number 4 is only possible in cell (2,5)









For row 1, number 7 is only possible in cell (6,1)









For box 1, candidates for 6 are all in column 3, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For row 4, number 6 is only possible in cell (1,4)









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









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









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









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









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









Naked Pair for 2 and 9, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









Naked Pair for 6 and 8, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









X-Wing in rows for 2.









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









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









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









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (6,4).









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









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









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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (6,2).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 1 is the only value possible in cell (2,9).









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









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









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









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