Help with next move

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Help with next move

Postby Pencil » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:51 am

I'm new in Sudoku and I need a little help on how to continue, or which technique to use to go further, Anyone can help me?
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Re: Help with next move

Postby JasonLion » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:53 pm

The locked candidates technique, also sometimes called pointing pairs, can be applied. Note that in block 5 there are only two cells which can contain a 2. One of those cells must contain a 2. Since those two cells also share a column, no other cell in that column can contain a two.

To solve the puzzle you are going to need at least one more advanced technique. I would solve it with a naked pair, some more locked candidates, and a finned X wing. There are other ways to get to the solution, that is the most natural for me.
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