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This Sudoku Puzzle has 44 steps and it is solved using Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), Naked Pair, undefined, Hidden Single, Naked Single, Full House, Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming), Hidden Pair techniques.

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## Solution Steps:

1. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 6 in b1 => r2c8<>6
2. Naked Pair: 6,9 in r19c9 => r58c9<>9, r8c9<>6
3. X-Wing: 8 r47 c48 => r568c8,r6c4<>8
4. Row 6 / Column 2 → 8 (Hidden Single)
5. Row 5 / Column 1 → 7 (Naked Single)
6. Row 2 / Column 1 → 8 (Full House)
7. Row 4 / Column 3 → 1 (Naked Single)
8. Row 5 / Column 2 → 3 (Naked Single)
9. Row 6 / Column 3 → 5 (Full House)
10. Row 8 / Column 2 → 5 (Hidden Single)
11. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 7 in b5 => r8c6<>7
12. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 3 in c5 => r2c4<>3
13. Naked Pair: 2,9 in r8c67 => r8c58<>9, r8c8<>2
14. Hidden Pair: 2,8 in r47c8 => r4c8<>7, r4c8<>9
15. Row 4 / Column 6 → 7 (Hidden Single)
16. Row 6 / Column 6 → 3 (Naked Single)
17. Row 6 / Column 4 → 1 (Naked Single)
18. Row 6 / Column 8 → 7 (Full House)
19. Row 7 / Column 6 → 2 (Naked Single)
20. Row 8 / Column 6 → 9 (Full House)
21. Row 2 / Column 4 → 9 (Naked Single)
22. Row 7 / Column 8 → 8 (Naked Single)
23. Row 7 / Column 4 → 3 (Full House)
24. Row 4 / Column 4 → 8 (Full House)
25. Row 5 / Column 5 → 9 (Full House)
26. Row 8 / Column 7 → 2 (Naked Single)
27. Row 4 / Column 7 → 9 (Full House)
28. Row 4 / Column 8 → 2 (Full House)
29. Row 9 / Column 5 → 7 (Naked Single)
30. Row 8 / Column 5 → 8 (Full House)
31. Row 1 / Column 5 → 3 (Naked Single)
32. Row 2 / Column 5 → 1 (Full House)
33. Row 2 / Column 8 → 3 (Naked Single)
34. Row 8 / Column 9 → 1 (Naked Single)
35. Row 5 / Column 8 → 1 (Naked Single)
36. Row 5 / Column 9 → 8 (Full House)
37. Row 9 / Column 2 → 6 (Naked Single)
38. Row 2 / Column 2 → 7 (Full House)
39. Row 8 / Column 3 → 7 (Full House)
40. Row 8 / Column 8 → 6 (Full House)
41. Row 9 / Column 9 → 9 (Full House)
42. Row 2 / Column 3 → 6 (Full House)
43. Row 1 / Column 8 → 9 (Full House)
44. Row 1 / Column 9 → 6 (Full House)