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This Sudoku Puzzle has 67 steps and it is solved using Hidden Single, Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), Naked Triple, undefined, Finned Swordfish, Continuous Nice Loop, Discontinuous Nice Loop, Naked Single, Full House techniques.

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Solution Steps:

  1. Row 2 / Column 8 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  2. Row 5 / Column 7 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  3. Row 9 / Column 2 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  4. Row 9 / Column 9 → 3 (Hidden Single)
  5. Row 6 / Column 1 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  6. Row 3 / Column 1 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  7. Row 1 / Column 8 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  8. Row 7 / Column 6 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  9. Row 6 / Column 4 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  10. Row 6 / Column 8 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  11. Row 4 / Column 1 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  12. Row 3 / Column 3 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  13. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 1 in b3 => r1c13<>1
  14. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 8 in b6 => r4c246<>8
  15. Row 1 / Column 4 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  16. Row 6 / Column 6 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  17. Row 1 / Column 6 → 6 (Hidden Single)
  18. Row 5 / Column 2 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  19. Row 8 / Column 6 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  20. Row 9 / Column 7 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  21. Row 9 / Column 5 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  22. Naked Triple: 1,4,9 in r138c7 => r47c7<>4, r47c7<>9, r7c7<>1
  23. X-Wing: 3 c35 r15 => r15c1<>3
  24. Finned X-Wing: 1 c35 r67 fr9c3 => r7c1<>1
  25. Sashimi X-Wing: 1 r49 c24 fr9c1 fr9c3 => r8c2<>1
  26. Finned Swordfish: 1 r249 c124 fr9c3 => r8c1<>1
  27. Continuous Nice Loop: 3/4/9 3= r1c5 =2= r1c9 =1= r1c7 -1- r8c7 =1= r8c4 =6= r8c1 =3= r2c1 -3- r2c6 =3= r1c5 =2 => r2c2<>3, r1c59,r8c14<>4, r1c59,r8c1<>9
  28. Discontinuous Nice Loop: 1/4/9 r4c2 =3= r8c2 -3- r8c1 -6- r5c1 =6= r5c3 =3= r4c2 => r4c2<>1, r4c2<>4, r4c2<>9
  29. Row 4 / Column 2 → 3 (Naked Single)
  30. Row 4 / Column 6 → 4 (Naked Single)
  31. Row 2 / Column 6 → 3 (Full House)
  32. Row 1 / Column 5 → 2 (Naked Single)
  33. Row 1 / Column 9 → 1 (Naked Single)
  34. Row 4 / Column 4 → 1 (Hidden Single)
  35. Row 6 / Column 5 → 9 (Naked Single)
  36. Row 5 / Column 5 → 3 (Full House)
  37. Row 8 / Column 4 → 6 (Naked Single)
  38. Row 3 / Column 5 → 4 (Naked Single)
  39. Row 2 / Column 4 → 9 (Full House)
  40. Row 9 / Column 4 → 4 (Full House)
  41. Row 7 / Column 5 → 1 (Full House)
  42. Row 8 / Column 1 → 3 (Naked Single)
  43. Row 3 / Column 7 → 9 (Naked Single)
  44. Row 3 / Column 9 → 2 (Full House)
  45. Row 1 / Column 7 → 4 (Full House)
  46. Row 9 / Column 8 → 8 (Naked Single)
  47. Row 1 / Column 1 → 9 (Naked Single)
  48. Row 1 / Column 3 → 3 (Full House)
  49. Row 8 / Column 7 → 1 (Naked Single)
  50. Row 4 / Column 8 → 9 (Naked Single)
  51. Row 8 / Column 8 → 4 (Full House)
  52. Row 8 / Column 2 → 9 (Full House)
  53. Row 7 / Column 7 → 7 (Naked Single)
  54. Row 4 / Column 7 → 8 (Full House)
  55. Row 4 / Column 9 → 7 (Full House)
  56. Row 5 / Column 9 → 4 (Full House)
  57. Row 7 / Column 9 → 9 (Full House)
  58. Row 7 / Column 3 → 4 (Naked Single)
  59. Row 7 / Column 1 → 8 (Full House)
  60. Row 5 / Column 1 → 6 (Naked Single)
  61. Row 5 / Column 3 → 9 (Full House)
  62. Row 6 / Column 3 → 1 (Naked Single)
  63. Row 6 / Column 2 → 4 (Full House)
  64. Row 9 / Column 3 → 6 (Full House)
  65. Row 9 / Column 1 → 1 (Full House)
  66. Row 2 / Column 2 → 1 (Full House)
  67. Row 2 / Column 1 → 4 (Full House)
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