Astraware Sudoku - It's a different kind of Zen

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Number 9 is the only value possible in cell (2,4).









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (9,7).









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









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









For column 5, Number 9 is only possible in cell (5,7)









For row 1, number 4 is only possible in cell (7,1)









For box 6, Number 6 is only possible in cell (9,5)









For box 9, candidates for 8 are all in row 9, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 6, candidates for 1 are all in column 8, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









For box 6, candidates for 5 are all in column 8, so you can remove candidates from other blocks.









Naked Pair for 1 and 5, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









Candidates for 5 in boxes 5 and 8 force the candidates in box 2 to be in the remaining line.









Candidates for 5 in boxes 2 and 3 force the candidates in box 1 to be in the remaining line.









Naked Pair for 6 and 7, can remove these as candidates from other cells.









For column 7, Number 6 is only possible in cell (7,2)









Number 8 is the only value possible in cell (3,2).









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









For column 2, Number 4 is only possible in cell (2,9)









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









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









Number 2 is the only value possible in cell (8,3).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 3 is the only value possible in cell (9,2).









Number 7 is the only value possible in cell (8,2).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









Number 4 is the only value possible in cell (5,8).









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









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









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









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









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









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









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









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