8
9
3
6
9
7
6
6
9
2
9
2
1
7
4
8

This Sudoku Puzzle has 6 steps and it is solved using Hidden Single, Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming), Give Up techniques.

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Solution Steps:

  1. Row 2 / Column 3 → 6 (Hidden Single)
  2. Row 8 / Column 1 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  3. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 7 in b1 => r3c456<>7
  4. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 1 in c1 => r13c3,r3c2<>1
  5. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 5 in c1 => r13c3,r3c2<>5
  6. Give Up: Don't know how to proceed!
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