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This Sudoku Puzzle has 16 steps and it is solved using Hidden Single, Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), Hidden Pair, Empty Rectangle, undefined, Finned Swordfish, Give Up techniques.

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Solution Steps:

1. Row 2 / Column 4 → 2 (Hidden Single)
2. Row 8 / Column 6 → 6 (Hidden Single)
3. Row 2 / Column 9 → 6 (Hidden Single)
4. Row 1 / Column 4 → 6 (Hidden Single)
5. Row 5 / Column 8 → 6 (Hidden Single)
6. Row 6 / Column 2 → 6 (Hidden Single)
7. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 9 in b1 => r1c56<>9
8. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 7 in b3 => r456c9<>7
9. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 4 in b9 => r9c12<>4
10. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 9 in b9 => r9c56<>9
11. Hidden Pair: 4,9 in r9c79 => r9c79<>1, r9c79<>8, r9c9<>2, r9c9<>5
12. Empty Rectangle: 2 in b6 (r8c19) => r4c1<>2
13. Finned X-Wing: 5 c48 r49 fr6c4 => r4c6<>5
14. Finned Swordfish: 5 r258 c159 fr5c2 => r46c1<>5
15. Sashimi X-Wing: 5 r68 c59 fr6c4 fr6c6 => r5c5<>5
16. Give Up: Don't know how to proceed!