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This Sudoku Puzzle has 69 steps and it is solved using Hidden Single, Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming), Naked Single, Locked Pair, Naked Pair, Empty Rectangle, undefined, Full House techniques.

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Solution Steps:

  1. Row 3 / Column 7 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  2. Row 7 / Column 8 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  3. Row 9 / Column 7 → 6 (Hidden Single)
  4. Row 9 / Column 9 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  5. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 6 in b2 => r1c1<>6
  6. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 5 in b3 => r1c2<>5
  7. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 9 in b6 => r12c9<>9
  8. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 1 in b9 => r8c3<>1
  9. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 9 in r2 => r1c12,r3c23<>9
  10. Row 1 / Column 1 → 7 (Naked Single)
  11. Row 1 / Column 2 → 1 (Naked Single)
  12. Row 1 / Column 9 → 5 (Naked Single)
  13. Row 3 / Column 6 → 1 (Hidden Single)
  14. Row 7 / Column 3 → 1 (Hidden Single)
  15. Locked Pair: 5,8 in r3c23 => r2c13,r3c8<>8
  16. Naked Pair: 3,7 in r38c5 => r246c5<>7, r46c5<>3
  17. Row 2 / Column 5 → 4 (Naked Single)
  18. Row 7 / Column 4 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  19. Row 1 / Column 7 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  20. Row 4 / Column 6 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  21. Row 9 / Column 4 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  22. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 7 in b2 => r3c8<>7
  23. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 3 in b3 => r5c8<>3
  24. Empty Rectangle: 7 in b5 (r59c8) => r9c6<>7
  25. Empty Rectangle: 7 in b5 (r7c26) => r5c2<>7
  26. Naked Pair: 5,8 in r35c2 => r4c2<>5, r79c2<>8
  27. W-Wing: 7/8 in r5c8,r7c6 connected by 8 in r9c68 => r5c6<>7
  28. XY-Wing: 8/9/7 in r79c6,r9c2 => r7c2<>7
  29. Row 7 / Column 2 → 2 (Naked Single)
  30. Row 7 / Column 1 → 8 (Naked Single)
  31. Row 7 / Column 6 → 7 (Full House)
  32. Row 6 / Column 6 → 3 (Naked Single)
  33. Row 8 / Column 5 → 3 (Naked Single)
  34. Row 5 / Column 6 → 6 (Naked Single)
  35. Row 3 / Column 5 → 7 (Naked Single)
  36. Row 8 / Column 4 → 9 (Naked Single)
  37. Row 9 / Column 6 → 8 (Full House)
  38. Row 1 / Column 6 → 9 (Full House)
  39. Row 5 / Column 4 → 7 (Naked Single)
  40. Row 3 / Column 4 → 3 (Naked Single)
  41. Row 1 / Column 4 → 6 (Full House)
  42. Row 1 / Column 8 → 3 (Full House)
  43. Row 8 / Column 1 → 6 (Naked Single)
  44. Row 9 / Column 8 → 7 (Naked Single)
  45. Row 9 / Column 2 → 9 (Full House)
  46. Row 8 / Column 3 → 7 (Full House)
  47. Row 5 / Column 8 → 8 (Naked Single)
  48. Row 3 / Column 8 → 9 (Full House)
  49. Row 2 / Column 1 → 9 (Naked Single)
  50. Row 4 / Column 2 → 7 (Naked Single)
  51. Row 5 / Column 2 → 5 (Naked Single)
  52. Row 3 / Column 2 → 8 (Full House)
  53. Row 5 / Column 7 → 3 (Full House)
  54. Row 3 / Column 3 → 5 (Full House)
  55. Row 2 / Column 3 → 6 (Full House)
  56. Row 6 / Column 1 → 2 (Naked Single)
  57. Row 4 / Column 1 → 3 (Full House)
  58. Row 4 / Column 3 → 9 (Naked Single)
  59. Row 6 / Column 3 → 8 (Full House)
  60. Row 6 / Column 5 → 5 (Naked Single)
  61. Row 4 / Column 5 → 2 (Full House)
  62. Row 4 / Column 9 → 1 (Naked Single)
  63. Row 4 / Column 7 → 5 (Full House)
  64. Row 6 / Column 7 → 7 (Naked Single)
  65. Row 6 / Column 9 → 9 (Full House)
  66. Row 8 / Column 9 → 8 (Naked Single)
  67. Row 2 / Column 9 → 7 (Full House)
  68. Row 2 / Column 7 → 8 (Full House)
  69. Row 8 / Column 7 → 1 (Full House)
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