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This Sudoku Puzzle has 81 steps and it is solved using Hidden Single, Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming), Naked Pair, Naked Triple, Hidden Rectangle, AIC, Discontinuous Nice Loop, Grouped Discontinuous Nice Loop, undefined, Naked Single, Full House techniques.

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Solution Steps:

  1. Row 1 / Column 3 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  2. Row 6 / Column 8 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  3. Row 4 / Column 8 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  4. Row 7 / Column 2 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  5. Row 4 / Column 5 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  6. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 4 in b1 => r2c46<>4
  7. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 1 in b3 => r789c7<>1
  8. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 9 in b6 => r5c1356<>9
  9. Row 4 / Column 3 → 9 (Hidden Single)
  10. Row 4 / Column 2 → 6 (Hidden Single)
  11. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 4 in b4 => r5c56<>4
  12. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 5 in b4 => r5c56<>5
  13. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 7 in b7 => r23c3<>7
  14. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 7 in r1 => r23c9,r3c7<>7
  15. Naked Pair: 1,5 in r57c1 => r139c1<>1
  16. Row 1 / Column 7 → 1 (Hidden Single)
  17. Row 1 / Column 9 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  18. Naked Triple: 6,8,9 in r358c7 => r7c7<>9, r9c7<>6, r9c7<>8
  19. Hidden Rectangle: 2/3 in r5c56,r9c56 => r9c6<>3
  20. AIC: 1 1- r3c3 =1= r3c2 =7= r3c6 =3= r3c5 =5= r7c5 -5- r7c1 -1 => r789c3<>1
  21. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 1 in r9 => r8c46<>1
  22. Discontinuous Nice Loop: 8 r2c9 -8- r2c8 -9- r7c8 -1- r7c1 -5- r7c5 =5= r3c5 -5- r3c9 =5= r2c9 => r2c9<>8
  23. Grouped Discontinuous Nice Loop: 9 r2c6 =7= r3c6 =3= r3c5 =5= r7c5 =9= r13c5 -9- r2c6 => r2c6<>9
  24. Grouped Discontinuous Nice Loop: 9 r3c6 =3= r3c5 =5= r7c5 =9= r13c5 -9- r3c6 => r3c6<>9
  25. Grouped Discontinuous Nice Loop: 3 r7c5 -3- r7c9 -9- r7c8 -1- r7c1 =1= r5c1 -1- r6c2 -3- r6c4 =3= r89c4 -3- r7c5 => r7c5<>3
  26. Almost Locked Set XZ-Rule: A=r7c15789 {134579}, B=r9c4567 {12347}, X=7, Z=3 => r9c9<>3
  27. Row 7 / Column 9 → 3 (Hidden Single)
  28. Naked Pair: 6,8 in r9c19 => r9c3<>6
  29. 2-String Kite: 6 in r3c7,r9c1 (connected by r8c7,r9c9) => r3c1<>6
  30. W-Wing: 9/8 in r3c1,r5c9 connected by 8 in r9c19 => r3c9<>9
  31. W-Wing: 8/9 in r2c8,r5c7 connected by 9 in r25c9 => r3c7<>8
  32. Discontinuous Nice Loop: 9 r3c5 -9- r3c1 -8- r9c1 -6- r9c9 =6= r8c7 -6- r3c7 -9- r3c5 => r3c5<>9
  33. Naked Triple: 3,5,7 in r23c6,r3c5 => r2c4<>5
  34. AIC: 6 6- r1c1 -9- r1c5 =9= r7c5 -9- r7c8 -1- r7c1 =1= r8c2 =8= r9c1 =6= r8c3 -6 => r23c3,r9c1<>6
  35. Row 2 / Column 3 → 4 (Naked Single)
  36. Row 3 / Column 3 → 1 (Naked Single)
  37. Row 9 / Column 1 → 8 (Naked Single)
  38. Row 3 / Column 1 → 9 (Naked Single)
  39. Row 9 / Column 9 → 6 (Naked Single)
  40. Row 1 / Column 1 → 6 (Naked Single)
  41. Row 3 / Column 7 → 6 (Naked Single)
  42. Row 8 / Column 3 → 6 (Hidden Single)
  43. Row 5 / Column 2 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  44. Row 2 / Column 4 → 6 (Hidden Single)
  45. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 5 in b7 => r7c5<>5
  46. Row 3 / Column 5 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  47. Row 2 / Column 6 → 7 (Naked Single)
  48. Row 3 / Column 9 → 8 (Naked Single)
  49. Row 2 / Column 2 → 8 (Naked Single)
  50. Row 3 / Column 2 → 7 (Full House)
  51. Row 3 / Column 6 → 3 (Full House)
  52. Row 2 / Column 8 → 9 (Naked Single)
  53. Row 2 / Column 9 → 5 (Full House)
  54. Row 5 / Column 9 → 9 (Full House)
  55. Row 5 / Column 7 → 8 (Full House)
  56. Row 7 / Column 8 → 1 (Naked Single)
  57. Row 8 / Column 8 → 8 (Full House)
  58. Row 8 / Column 7 → 9 (Naked Single)
  59. Row 7 / Column 1 → 5 (Naked Single)
  60. Row 5 / Column 1 → 1 (Full House)
  61. Row 8 / Column 6 → 5 (Naked Single)
  62. Row 7 / Column 3 → 7 (Naked Single)
  63. Row 5 / Column 6 → 2 (Naked Single)
  64. Row 6 / Column 2 → 3 (Naked Single)
  65. Row 5 / Column 3 → 5 (Full House)
  66. Row 9 / Column 3 → 3 (Full House)
  67. Row 5 / Column 5 → 3 (Full House)
  68. Row 8 / Column 2 → 1 (Full House)
  69. Row 8 / Column 4 → 3 (Full House)
  70. Row 4 / Column 6 → 4 (Naked Single)
  71. Row 4 / Column 4 → 5 (Full House)
  72. Row 7 / Column 7 → 4 (Naked Single)
  73. Row 7 / Column 5 → 9 (Full House)
  74. Row 9 / Column 7 → 7 (Full House)
  75. Row 9 / Column 6 → 1 (Naked Single)
  76. Row 6 / Column 6 → 9 (Full House)
  77. Row 6 / Column 4 → 1 (Full House)
  78. Row 1 / Column 5 → 4 (Naked Single)
  79. Row 1 / Column 4 → 9 (Full House)
  80. Row 9 / Column 4 → 4 (Full House)
  81. Row 9 / Column 5 → 2 (Full House)
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