## Globe 23Dec

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### Globe 23Dec

Has the Globe goofed again? Today's puzzle starts as
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` . 1 . | . . 3 | . . .  . . . | . . 8 | 6 4 1  6 . . | . 7 . | . . 9 -------+-------+------ . . 4 | . . 5 | . 2 .  . . . | . 1 . | . . .  . 2 . | 4 . . | 1 . . -------+-------+------ 5 . . | . 4 . | . . 7  3 6 8 | 5 . . | . . .  . . . | 8 . . | . 6 . `

Can't get past:
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` 4 1 . | . . 3 | . . .  . . . | . . 8 | 6 4 1  6 8 . | 1 7 4 | . . 9 -------+-------+------ 1 . 4 | . . 5 | . 2 .  . . . | . 1 . | . . .  . 2 . | 4 . . | 1 . . -------+-------+------ 5 9 . | . 4 . | . . 7  3 6 8 | 5 . 7 | . 1 .  . 4 . | 8 . . | . 6 .`
M_Dux

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Joined: 23 December 2005

Take a really good look at the number 9.

Study where the number 9 can go in: box 9, then box 6, then box 4, then box 5, then box 2 and then you can (finally) fill in the number 9 in box 8.

(If you are still clueless: If you look at box 9 then you should see something that allows you to remove the number 9 as candidate from some cells in box 6. Then you need to combine your knowledge of box 6 with box 4. This should allow you to remove candidates from box 5. Then look at box 2 with box 5 and figure out what it means for box 8.)
Animator

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Thanks, all it took was that first sentence about the 9.
M_Dux

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Joined: 23 December 2005