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This Sudoku Puzzle has 77 steps and it is solved using Hidden Single, Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), undefined, Hidden Rectangle, Finned Swordfish, Discontinuous Nice Loop, Grouped Discontinuous Nice Loop, Sashimi Swordfish, Skyscraper, Naked Single, Full House techniques.

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Solution Steps:

  1. Row 4 / Column 6 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  2. Row 6 / Column 3 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  3. Row 8 / Column 4 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  4. Row 7 / Column 8 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  5. Row 2 / Column 2 → 2 (Hidden Single)
  6. Row 8 / Column 7 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  7. Row 6 / Column 8 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  8. Row 2 / Column 1 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  9. Row 4 / Column 2 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  10. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 5 in b5 => r5c23<>5
  11. Row 4 / Column 3 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  12. Row 4 / Column 1 → 9 (Hidden Single)
  13. Row 4 / Column 7 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  14. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 9 in b9 => r3c9<>9
  15. X-Wing: 1 r48 c59 => r2c59<>1
  16. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 1 in b2 => r1c8<>1
  17. Hidden Rectangle: 4/5 in r2c79,r6c79 => r2c9<>4
  18. Sashimi X-Wing: 6 c38 r59 fr7c3 fr8c3 => r9c2<>6
  19. Finned Swordfish: 6 c348 r579 fr8c3 => r7c2<>6
  20. Discontinuous Nice Loop: 4 r2c7 -4- r2c5 =4= r8c5 =1= r8c9 -1- r9c7 =1= r2c7 => r2c7<>4
  21. Discontinuous Nice Loop: 4 r7c2 -4- r7c7 -3- r9c7 =3= r9c2 =5= r7c2 => r7c2<>4
  22. Grouped Discontinuous Nice Loop: 4 r5c1 -4- r8c1 -6- r78c3 =6= r5c3 =7= r5c1 => r5c1<>4
  23. Grouped Discontinuous Nice Loop: 4 r7c9 -4- r3c9 -3- r2c9 -5- r2c7 =5= r6c7 =4= r79c7 -4- r7c9 => r7c9<>4
  24. Sashimi Swordfish: 4 c159 r368 fr2c5 => r3c6<>4
  25. Grouped Discontinuous Nice Loop: 4 r8c9 -4- r3c9 -3- r2c9 -5- r2c7 =5= r6c7 =4= r79c7 -4- r8c9 => r8c9<>4
  26. Almost Locked Set XY-Wing: A=r2c35 {347}, B=r3c469 {3478}, C=r123c8,r2c79 {134579}, X,Y=3,4, Z=7 => r3c1<>7
  27. Row 5 / Column 1 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  28. Skyscraper: 3 in r2c5,r3c1 (connected by r6c15) => r2c3,r3c4<>3
  29. Row 3 / Column 4 → 8 (Naked Single)
  30. Row 3 / Column 6 → 7 (Naked Single)
  31. Row 7 / Column 6 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  32. Hidden Rectangle: 4/7 in r1c38,r2c38 => r1c8<>4
  33. XY-Chain: 1 1- r1c6 -4- r2c5 -3- r6c5 -6- r4c5 -1 => r5c6<>1
  34. Row 5 / Column 6 → 5 (Naked Single)
  35. XYZ-Wing: 1/3/4 in r79c7,r9c6 => r9c8<>4
  36. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 4 in b9 => r6c7<>4
  37. Row 6 / Column 7 → 5 (Naked Single)
  38. Row 2 / Column 9 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  39. 2-String Kite: 3 in r3c9,r9c2 (connected by r7c9,r9c7) => r3c2<>3
  40. Sashimi Swordfish: 3 r269 c257 fr6c1 => r5c2<>3
  41. W-Wing: 4/6 in r5c2,r8c1 connected by 6 in r3c12 => r6c1,r9c2<>4
  42. Row 6 / Column 9 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  43. Row 3 / Column 9 → 3 (Naked Single)
  44. Row 2 / Column 7 → 1 (Naked Single)
  45. Row 2 / Column 5 → 3 (Hidden Single)
  46. Row 1 / Column 4 → 1 (Naked Single)
  47. Row 1 / Column 6 → 4 (Full House)
  48. Row 9 / Column 6 → 1 (Full House)
  49. Row 6 / Column 5 → 6 (Naked Single)
  50. Row 6 / Column 1 → 3 (Full House)
  51. Row 9 / Column 8 → 6 (Naked Single)
  52. Row 4 / Column 5 → 1 (Naked Single)
  53. Row 5 / Column 4 → 3 (Full House)
  54. Row 8 / Column 5 → 4 (Full House)
  55. Row 4 / Column 9 → 6 (Full House)
  56. Row 5 / Column 8 → 1 (Full House)
  57. Row 7 / Column 9 → 9 (Naked Single)
  58. Row 8 / Column 9 → 1 (Full House)
  59. Row 9 / Column 4 → 5 (Naked Single)
  60. Row 7 / Column 4 → 6 (Full House)
  61. Row 8 / Column 1 → 6 (Naked Single)
  62. Row 3 / Column 1 → 4 (Full House)
  63. Row 8 / Column 3 → 9 (Full House)
  64. Row 9 / Column 2 → 3 (Naked Single)
  65. Row 9 / Column 7 → 4 (Full House)
  66. Row 7 / Column 7 → 3 (Full House)
  67. Row 2 / Column 3 → 7 (Naked Single)
  68. Row 2 / Column 8 → 4 (Full House)
  69. Row 3 / Column 8 → 9 (Naked Single)
  70. Row 1 / Column 8 → 7 (Full House)
  71. Row 3 / Column 2 → 6 (Full House)
  72. Row 1 / Column 2 → 9 (Naked Single)
  73. Row 1 / Column 3 → 3 (Full House)
  74. Row 7 / Column 2 → 5 (Naked Single)
  75. Row 7 / Column 3 → 4 (Full House)
  76. Row 5 / Column 2 → 4 (Full House)
  77. Row 5 / Column 3 → 6 (Full House)
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