Solution for Evil Sudoku #2186254913741

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This Sudoku Puzzle has 71 steps and it is solved using Naked Single, Full House, Hidden Single, Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing), Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming), Naked Triple, Hidden Pair, undefined, AIC, Locked Pair, Continuous Nice Loop, Skyscraper, Sue de Coq techniques.

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Solution Steps:

  1. Row 5 / Column 3 → 2 (Naked Single)
  2. Row 5 / Column 7 → 1 (Naked Single)
  3. Row 5 / Column 8 → 5 (Naked Single)
  4. Row 5 / Column 2 → 3 (Full House)
  5. Row 3 / Column 1 → 3 (Hidden Single)
  6. Row 6 / Column 4 → 3 (Hidden Single)
  7. Row 9 / Column 9 → 3 (Hidden Single)
  8. Row 9 / Column 8 → 8 (Hidden Single)
  9. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 2 in b1 => r2c79<>2
  10. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 8 in b6 => r6c6<>8
  11. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 6 in b9 => r8c16<>6
  12. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 7 in r9 => r7c12,r8c13<>7
  13. Naked Triple: 1,4,7 in r368c6 => r24c6<>1, r2c6<>4, r27c6<>7
  14. Hidden Pair: 5,6 in r1c5,r2c6 => r1c5<>4, r1c5<>9
  15. 2-String Kite: 7 in r3c6,r7c9 (connected by r7c4,r8c6) => r3c9<>7
  16. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 7 in r3 => r2c4<>7
  17. XY-Wing: 1/9/7 in r4c3,r69c2 => r9c3<>7
  18. Row 9 / Column 3 → 4 (Naked Single)
  19. XY-Chain: 7 7- r2c7 -6- r2c6 -5- r1c5 -6- r9c5 -1- r9c2 -7 => r2c2<>7
  20. AIC: 7 7- r2c7 -6- r2c6 =6= r7c6 =8= r7c4 =7= r7c9 -7 => r12c9,r8c7<>7
  21. Locked Pair: 2,6 in r8c78 => r78c9,r8c1<>2
  22. Continuous Nice Loop: 1/4/7/9 2= r2c1 =4= r2c4 -4- r8c4 =4= r8c6 -4- r6c6 -1- r6c2 =1= r9c2 =7= r9c1 =6= r7c1 =2= r2c1 =4 => r6c5,r9c1<>1, r3c46<>4, r2c1<>7, r27c1<>9
  23. Skyscraper: 1 in r6c6,r9c5 (connected by r69c2) => r4c5,r8c6<>1
  24. X-Wing: 1 r48 c14 => r23c4<>1
  25. Row 2 / Column 9 → 1 (Hidden Single)
  26. Sue de Coq: r78c4 - {14789} (r23c4 - {479}, r7c6,r9c5 - {168}) => r7c5<>6
  27. Row 7 / Column 5 → 9 (Naked Single)
  28. XY-Chain: 5 5- r1c5 -6- r9c5 -1- r9c2 -7- r9c1 -6- r7c1 -2- r7c2 -5 => r1c2<>5
  29. Row 1 / Column 5 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  30. Row 2 / Column 6 → 6 (Naked Single)
  31. Row 4 / Column 5 → 2 (Naked Single)
  32. Row 2 / Column 7 → 7 (Naked Single)
  33. Row 7 / Column 6 → 8 (Naked Single)
  34. Row 4 / Column 8 → 9 (Naked Single)
  35. Row 6 / Column 5 → 4 (Naked Single)
  36. Row 4 / Column 6 → 5 (Naked Single)
  37. Row 7 / Column 4 → 7 (Naked Single)
  38. Row 4 / Column 3 → 7 (Naked Single)
  39. Row 3 / Column 5 → 1 (Naked Single)
  40. Row 9 / Column 5 → 6 (Full House)
  41. Row 6 / Column 6 → 1 (Naked Single)
  42. Row 4 / Column 4 → 8 (Full House)
  43. Row 4 / Column 1 → 1 (Full House)
  44. Row 6 / Column 2 → 9 (Full House)
  45. Row 3 / Column 4 → 9 (Naked Single)
  46. Row 7 / Column 9 → 5 (Naked Single)
  47. Row 8 / Column 6 → 4 (Naked Single)
  48. Row 3 / Column 6 → 7 (Full House)
  49. Row 2 / Column 4 → 4 (Full House)
  50. Row 8 / Column 4 → 1 (Full House)
  51. Row 9 / Column 1 → 7 (Naked Single)
  52. Row 9 / Column 2 → 1 (Full House)
  53. Row 8 / Column 1 → 9 (Naked Single)
  54. Row 1 / Column 2 → 7 (Naked Single)
  55. Row 3 / Column 9 → 2 (Naked Single)
  56. Row 3 / Column 8 → 4 (Full House)
  57. Row 7 / Column 2 → 2 (Naked Single)
  58. Row 2 / Column 2 → 5 (Full House)
  59. Row 7 / Column 1 → 6 (Full House)
  60. Row 8 / Column 3 → 5 (Full House)
  61. Row 2 / Column 3 → 9 (Full House)
  62. Row 2 / Column 1 → 2 (Full House)
  63. Row 1 / Column 1 → 4 (Full House)
  64. Row 8 / Column 9 → 7 (Naked Single)
  65. Row 6 / Column 9 → 8 (Naked Single)
  66. Row 1 / Column 9 → 9 (Full House)
  67. Row 6 / Column 7 → 2 (Full House)
  68. Row 1 / Column 8 → 6 (Naked Single)
  69. Row 1 / Column 7 → 8 (Full House)
  70. Row 8 / Column 7 → 6 (Full House)
  71. Row 8 / Column 8 → 2 (Full House)
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