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This Sudoku Puzzle has 76 steps and it is solved using Hidden Single, Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), Hidden Rectangle, Discontinuous Nice Loop, Naked Single, Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming), AIC, Grouped Continuous Nice Loop, Naked Triple, Locked Triple, Full House techniques.

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## Solution Steps:

1. Row 3 / Column 7 → 8 (Hidden Single)
2. Row 8 / Column 6 → 3 (Hidden Single)
3. Row 3 / Column 8 → 4 (Hidden Single)
4. Row 8 / Column 5 → 6 (Hidden Single)
5. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 5 in b1 => r2c5<>5
6. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 7 in b3 => r1c46<>7
7. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 6 in b6 => r2c9<>6
8. Row 2 / Column 8 → 6 (Hidden Single)
9. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 2 in b8 => r7c9<>2
10. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 4 in b9 => r46c9<>4
11. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 9 in b9 => r5c8<>9
12. Hidden Rectangle: 1/2 in r2c79,r8c79 => r8c9<>1
13. Discontinuous Nice Loop: 1/2/9 r2c3 =5= r2c1 =3= r2c9 =2= r8c9 =8= r8c3 =5= r2c3 => r2c3<>1, r2c3<>2, r2c3<>9
14. Row 2 / Column 3 → 5 (Naked Single)
15. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 2 in r2 => r1c7<>2
16. AIC: 4 4- r4c5 =4= r6c5 =8= r6c3 -8- r8c3 =8= r8c9 =2= r8c7 -2- r2c7 -1- r6c7 -4- r5c7 =4= r5c2 -4 => r4c12<>4
17. Hidden Rectangle: 1/4 in r4c57,r6c57 => r4c5<>1
18. AIC: 4 4- r4c5 =4= r6c5 =8= r6c3 -8- r8c3 =8= r8c9 =2= r8c7 -2- r2c7 -1- r6c7 -4 => r4c7,r6c5<>4
19. Row 4 / Column 5 → 4 (Hidden Single)
20. AIC: 7 7- r1c7 -1- r6c7 -4- r6c1 =4= r7c1 =7= r7c8 -7 => r1c8,r8c7<>7
21. Row 1 / Column 7 → 7 (Hidden Single)
22. Grouped Continuous Nice Loop: 1/3 4= r5c2 =8= r79c2 -8- r8c3 =8= r8c9 =2= r8c7 -2- r2c7 -1- r6c7 -4- r6c1 =4= r5c2 =8 => r45c7,r5c2<>1, r5c2<>3
23. Naked Triple: 1,4,8 in r579c2 => r134c2<>1
24. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 1 in c2 => r78c1,r8c3<>1
25. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 1 in r8 => r7c89,r9c89<>1
26. Locked Triple: 2,4,8 in r789c9 => r2c9,r8c7<>2
27. Row 2 / Column 7 → 2 (Hidden Single)
28. Row 8 / Column 9 → 2 (Hidden Single)
29. Row 8 / Column 3 → 8 (Hidden Single)
30. Row 6 / Column 5 → 8 (Hidden Single)
31. Row 5 / Column 2 → 8 (Hidden Single)
32. Row 5 / Column 7 → 4 (Hidden Single)
33. Row 6 / Column 7 → 1 (Naked Single)
34. Row 6 / Column 3 → 7 (Naked Single)
35. Row 8 / Column 7 → 5 (Naked Single)
36. Row 4 / Column 7 → 9 (Full House)
37. Row 8 / Column 1 → 7 (Naked Single)
38. Row 8 / Column 8 → 1 (Full House)
39. Row 9 / Column 8 → 9 (Naked Single)
40. Row 1 / Column 8 → 3 (Naked Single)
41. Row 2 / Column 9 → 1 (Full House)
42. Row 7 / Column 8 → 7 (Naked Single)
43. Row 5 / Column 8 → 5 (Full House)
44. Row 2 / Column 5 → 9 (Naked Single)
45. Row 2 / Column 1 → 3 (Full House)
46. Row 5 / Column 6 → 1 (Naked Single)
47. Row 4 / Column 1 → 1 (Naked Single)
48. Row 6 / Column 1 → 4 (Naked Single)
49. Row 5 / Column 3 → 9 (Naked Single)
50. Row 5 / Column 4 → 3 (Full House)
51. Row 3 / Column 1 → 9 (Naked Single)
52. Row 7 / Column 1 → 5 (Full House)
53. Row 4 / Column 3 → 2 (Naked Single)
54. Row 3 / Column 3 → 1 (Full House)
55. Row 4 / Column 2 → 3 (Full House)
56. Row 6 / Column 4 → 6 (Naked Single)
57. Row 6 / Column 9 → 3 (Full House)
58. Row 4 / Column 9 → 6 (Full House)
59. Row 7 / Column 5 → 1 (Naked Single)
60. Row 1 / Column 5 → 5 (Full House)
61. Row 7 / Column 2 → 4 (Naked Single)
62. Row 9 / Column 2 → 1 (Full House)
63. Row 9 / Column 4 → 5 (Naked Single)
64. Row 7 / Column 9 → 8 (Naked Single)
65. Row 9 / Column 9 → 4 (Full House)
66. Row 9 / Column 6 → 8 (Full House)
67. Row 4 / Column 4 → 7 (Naked Single)
68. Row 4 / Column 6 → 5 (Full House)
69. Row 7 / Column 6 → 2 (Naked Single)
70. Row 7 / Column 4 → 9 (Full House)
71. Row 3 / Column 4 → 2 (Naked Single)
72. Row 1 / Column 4 → 1 (Full House)
73. Row 1 / Column 6 → 6 (Naked Single)
74. Row 1 / Column 2 → 2 (Full House)
75. Row 3 / Column 2 → 6 (Full House)
76. Row 3 / Column 6 → 7 (Full House)