Solution for Evil Sudoku #3146182397541

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This Sudoku Puzzle has 74 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 7 → 1 (Naked Single)
  2. Row 5 / Column 2 → 8 (Naked Single)
  3. Row 5 / Column 3 → 9 (Naked Single)
  4. Row 5 / Column 8 → 7 (Full House)
  5. Row 1 / Column 1 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  6. Row 4 / Column 6 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  7. Row 7 / Column 9 → 7 (Hidden Single)
  8. Row 1 / Column 2 → 4 (Hidden Single)
  9. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 6 in b1 => r2c49<>6
  10. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 4 in b4 => r4c4<>4
  11. Locked Candidates Type 1 (Pointing): 1 in b9 => r8c13<>1
  12. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 5 in r1 => r2c79,r3c89<>5
  13. Naked Triple: 2,5,9 in r247c4 => r38c4<>5, r68c4<>9, r8c4<>2
  14. Hidden Pair: 6,8 in r8c4,r9c5 => r9c5<>2, r9c5<>3
  15. 2-String Kite: 5 in r3c1,r7c4 (connected by r2c4,r3c6) => r7c1<>5
  16. Locked Candidates Type 2 (Claiming): 5 in r7 => r8c6<>5
  17. XY-Wing: 3/9/5 in r14c8,r6c7 => r1c7<>5
  18. Row 1 / Column 7 → 2 (Naked Single)
  19. XY-Chain: 5 5- r1c8 -9- r1c5 -6- r9c5 -8- r8c4 -6- r8c3 -5 => r8c8<>5
  20. AIC: 5 5- r3c1 =5= r3c6 =4= r3c4 =6= r8c4 -6- r8c3 -5 => r2c3,r89c1<>5
  21. Locked Pair: 1,6 in r2c23 => r2c19,r3c1<>1
  22. Continuous Nice Loop: 2/3/5/9 5= r1c9 =6= r3c9 =1= r8c9 =2= r8c6 -2- r2c6 =2= r2c4 -2- r4c4 -9- r4c8 =9= r1c8 =5= r1c9 =6 => r7c46<>2, r38c9<>3, r8c9<>5, r1c9,r4c5<>9
  23. Skyscraper: 9 in r1c5,r4c4 (connected by r14c8) => r2c4,r6c5<>9
  24. X-Wing: 9 r26 c69 => r78c6<>9
  25. Row 8 / Column 1 → 9 (Hidden Single)
  26. Sue de Coq: r23c6 - {23459} (r78c6 - {235}, r1c5,r3c4 - {469}) => r3c5<>6
  27. Row 3 / Column 5 → 3 (Naked Single)
  28. XY-Chain: 5 5- r2c4 -2- r4c4 -9- r6c6 -4- r3c6 -5 => r2c6<>5
  29. XY-Chain: 1 1- r4c5 -2- r4c4 -9- r7c4 -5- r7c6 -3- r7c1 -1 => r4c1<>1
  30. Row 7 / Column 1 → 1 (Hidden Single)
  31. Finned X-Wing: 3 c18 r49 fr8c8 => r9c9<>3
  32. Hidden Pair: 3,9 in r26c9 => r6c9<>5
  33. Row 6 / Column 7 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  34. Row 8 / Column 3 → 5 (Hidden Single)
  35. Row 8 / Column 4 → 6 (Hidden Single)
  36. Row 3 / Column 4 → 4 (Naked Single)
  37. Row 9 / Column 5 → 8 (Naked Single)
  38. Row 3 / Column 6 → 5 (Naked Single)
  39. Row 6 / Column 4 → 8 (Naked Single)
  40. Row 6 / Column 5 → 1 (Naked Single)
  41. Row 2 / Column 4 → 2 (Naked Single)
  42. Row 3 / Column 1 → 8 (Naked Single)
  43. Row 7 / Column 6 → 3 (Naked Single)
  44. Row 4 / Column 5 → 2 (Naked Single)
  45. Row 6 / Column 2 → 3 (Naked Single)
  46. Row 2 / Column 6 → 9 (Naked Single)
  47. Row 1 / Column 5 → 6 (Full House)
  48. Row 7 / Column 5 → 9 (Full House)
  49. Row 4 / Column 4 → 9 (Naked Single)
  50. Row 6 / Column 6 → 4 (Full House)
  51. Row 8 / Column 6 → 2 (Full House)
  52. Row 6 / Column 9 → 9 (Full House)
  53. Row 7 / Column 4 → 5 (Full House)
  54. Row 7 / Column 2 → 2 (Full House)
  55. Row 4 / Column 8 → 3 (Full House)
  56. Row 2 / Column 1 → 5 (Naked Single)
  57. Row 3 / Column 8 → 1 (Naked Single)
  58. Row 3 / Column 9 → 6 (Full House)
  59. Row 4 / Column 1 → 4 (Naked Single)
  60. Row 4 / Column 3 → 1 (Full House)
  61. Row 9 / Column 1 → 3 (Full House)
  62. Row 2 / Column 9 → 3 (Naked Single)
  63. Row 1 / Column 9 → 5 (Naked Single)
  64. Row 1 / Column 8 → 9 (Full House)
  65. Row 2 / Column 7 → 8 (Full House)
  66. Row 8 / Column 7 → 3 (Full House)
  67. Row 8 / Column 9 → 1 (Naked Single)
  68. Row 8 / Column 8 → 8 (Full House)
  69. Row 9 / Column 8 → 5 (Full House)
  70. Row 9 / Column 9 → 2 (Full House)
  71. Row 9 / Column 2 → 6 (Naked Single)
  72. Row 2 / Column 2 → 1 (Full House)
  73. Row 2 / Column 3 → 6 (Full House)
  74. Row 9 / Column 3 → 4 (Full House)
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