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This Sudoku Puzzle has 47 steps and it is solved using Naked Single, Full House, Hidden Single, Locked Pair, Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), Uniqueness Test 1, Hidden Rectangle, AIC, Naked Triple, Hidden Pair, Uniqueness Test 4, Empty Rectangle, Uniqueness Test 6, Sue de Coq, Discontinuous Nice Loop, Give Up techniques.

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Solution Steps:

  1. Row 2 / Column 3 → 4 (Naked Single)
  2. Row 2 / Column 2 → 9 (Full House)
  3. Row 1 / Column 4 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  4. Row 5 / Column 4 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  5. Row 4 / Column 1 → 9 (Hidden Single)
  6. Row 1 / Column 5 → 6 (Hidden Single)
  7. Row 3 / Column 8 → 6 (Hidden Single)
  8. Row 1 / Column 7 → 9 (Hidden Single)
  9. Row 8 / Column 9 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  10. Row 1 / Column 9 → 3 (Naked Single)
  11. Row 1 / Column 8 → 4 (Full House)
  12. Locked Pair: 2,8 in r8c13 => r8c46,r9c3<>2, r8c6,r9c3<>8
  13. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 1 in b3 => r56c7<>1
  14. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 2 in b3 => r57c7<>2
  15. Uniqueness Test 1: 1/2 in r2c47,r3c47 => r2c4<>1, r2c4<>2
  16. Uniqueness Test 1: 2/8 in r5c13,r8c13 => r5c3<>2, r5c3<>8
  17. Hidden Rectangle: 1/4 in r7c25,r9c25 => r9c5<>1
  18. AIC: 1 1- r2c5 -3- r2c4 =3= r9c4 =2= r3c4 =1= r3c7 -1 => r2c7,r3c4<>1
  19. Row 2 / Column 7 → 2 (Naked Single)
  20. Row 3 / Column 7 → 1 (Full House)
  21. Row 3 / Column 4 → 2 (Full House)
  22. Naked Triple: 1,3,4 in r79c5,r9c4 => r79c6<>1
  23. Hidden Pair: 1,4 in r7c25 => r7c5<>3
  24. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 3 in b8 => r9c8<>3
  25. Uniqueness Test 1: 2/8 in r7c68,r9c68 => r7c8<>2, r7c8<>8
  26. Row 7 / Column 8 → 3 (Naked Single)
  27. Uniqueness Test 4: 1/4 in r7c25,r9c25 => r9c2<>1
  28. Empty Rectangle: 1 in b5 (r9c34) => r6c3<>1
  29. Uniqueness Test 6: 1/3 in r2c45,r9c45 => r2c4,r9c5<>3
  30. Row 2 / Column 4 → 5 (Naked Single)
  31. Row 9 / Column 5 → 4 (Naked Single)
  32. Row 2 / Column 6 → 1 (Naked Single)
  33. Row 2 / Column 5 → 3 (Full House)
  34. Row 7 / Column 5 → 1 (Full House)
  35. Row 8 / Column 4 → 9 (Naked Single)
  36. Row 9 / Column 2 → 6 (Naked Single)
  37. Row 6 / Column 6 → 9 (Naked Single)
  38. Row 7 / Column 2 → 4 (Naked Single)
  39. Row 9 / Column 4 → 3 (Naked Single)
  40. Row 8 / Column 6 → 5 (Naked Single)
  41. Row 9 / Column 3 → 1 (Naked Single)
  42. Row 5 / Column 3 → 3 (Naked Single)
  43. Row 6 / Column 7 → 3 (Hidden Single)
  44. Sue de Coq: r5c79 - {1278} (r5c2 - {17}, r46c8 - {258}) => r4c9<>2
  45. Discontinuous Nice Loop: 1 r4c2 -1- r5c2 =1= r5c9 =2= r4c8 =5= r4c2 => r4c2<>1
  46. Discontinuous Nice Loop: 7 r6c9 -7- r6c4 -1- r4c4 =1= r4c9 =6= r6c9 => r6c9<>7
  47. Give Up: Don't know how to proceed!
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