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This Sudoku Puzzle has 68 steps and it is solved using Hidden Single, Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming), Naked Pair, Naked Single, Full House, Hidden Triple, undefined techniques.

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Solution Steps:

  1. Row 3 / Column 9 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  2. Row 7 / Column 3 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  3. Row 9 / Column 9 → 6 (Hidden Single)
  4. Row 2 / Column 4 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  5. Row 5 / Column 8 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  6. Row 3 / Column 7 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  7. Row 7 / Column 9 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  8. Row 9 / Column 5 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  9. Row 5 / Column 9 → 9 (Hidden Single)
  10. Row 7 / Column 5 → 9 (Hidden Single)
  11. Row 9 / Column 4 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  12. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 1 in b8 => r8c123<>1
  13. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 5 in b8 => r8c8<>5
  14. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 8 in r3 => r1c13,r2c12<>8
  15. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 3 in c9 => r1c7,r2c8<>3
  16. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 8 in c9 => r1c7,r2c8<>8
  17. Naked Pair: 5,7 in r1c57 => r1c136<>5, r1c16<>7
  18. Row 1 / Column 6 → 8 (Naked Single)
  19. Row 1 / Column 9 → 3 (Naked Single)
  20. Row 2 / Column 9 → 8 (Full House)
  21. Hidden Triple: 4,6,9 in r468c2 => r46c2<>3, r6c2<>1, r68c2<>8
  22. X-Wing: 7 r15 c57 => r3c5,r4c7<>7
  23. Row 4 / Column 7 → 3 (Naked Single)
  24. Row 4 / Column 4 → 5 (Naked Single)
  25. Row 8 / Column 4 → 1 (Naked Single)
  26. Row 6 / Column 4 → 3 (Full House)
  27. Row 8 / Column 6 → 5 (Full House)
  28. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 7 in r3 => r2c12<>7
  29. Naked Pair: 6,9 in r14c3 => r8c3<>6, r89c3<>9
  30. Row 8 / Column 3 → 8 (Naked Single)
  31. Row 8 / Column 8 → 9 (Naked Single)
  32. Row 9 / Column 1 → 9 (Hidden Single)
  33. Row 1 / Column 1 → 6 (Naked Single)
  34. Row 1 / Column 3 → 9 (Naked Single)
  35. Row 8 / Column 1 → 4 (Naked Single)
  36. Row 8 / Column 2 → 6 (Full House)
  37. Row 4 / Column 3 → 6 (Naked Single)
  38. Naked Pair: 1,5 in r3c35 => r3c12<>1, r3c1<>5
  39. XY-Chain: 8 8- r5c7 -7- r5c5 -1- r3c5 -5- r3c3 -1- r9c3 -3- r9c8 -8- r6c8 -4- r6c2 -9- r6c6 -1- r6c1 -8 => r5c12,r6c8<>8
  40. Row 6 / Column 8 → 4 (Naked Single)
  41. Row 4 / Column 8 → 7 (Naked Single)
  42. Row 5 / Column 7 → 8 (Full House)
  43. Row 6 / Column 2 → 9 (Naked Single)
  44. Row 2 / Column 8 → 5 (Naked Single)
  45. Row 1 / Column 7 → 7 (Full House)
  46. Row 1 / Column 5 → 5 (Full House)
  47. Row 4 / Column 6 → 9 (Naked Single)
  48. Row 4 / Column 2 → 4 (Full House)
  49. Row 9 / Column 7 → 1 (Naked Single)
  50. Row 7 / Column 7 → 5 (Full House)
  51. Row 6 / Column 6 → 1 (Naked Single)
  52. Row 2 / Column 6 → 7 (Full House)
  53. Row 3 / Column 5 → 1 (Full House)
  54. Row 5 / Column 5 → 7 (Full House)
  55. Row 6 / Column 1 → 8 (Full House)
  56. Row 7 / Column 8 → 3 (Naked Single)
  57. Row 9 / Column 8 → 8 (Full House)
  58. Row 9 / Column 3 → 3 (Full House)
  59. Row 3 / Column 3 → 5 (Naked Single)
  60. Row 5 / Column 3 → 1 (Full House)
  61. Row 3 / Column 1 → 7 (Naked Single)
  62. Row 3 / Column 2 → 8 (Full House)
  63. Row 5 / Column 2 → 3 (Naked Single)
  64. Row 5 / Column 1 → 5 (Full House)
  65. Row 7 / Column 1 → 1 (Naked Single)
  66. Row 2 / Column 1 → 3 (Full House)
  67. Row 2 / Column 2 → 1 (Full House)
  68. Row 7 / Column 2 → 7 (Full House)
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