What is the next logical step I can take when solving the Nov. 30 2023 Sudoku in the Wisconsin State Journal?

Note: sorry for posting this on Dec. 1, but don't worry, I haven't looked at the Sudoku solution yet.

So today I decided to try to solve the Sudoku in the Wisconsin State Journal. Now, even though this is a Level 3 Sudoku (22 clues), I have solved plenty of them in the past online and attempted to solve this one. So far, I have managed to solve a fair bit of it. Here is the original Sudoku compared to my current progress:

             Original                           My current progress
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   |   |   |   | 9 |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   |   | 9 |   |   |   |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   | 8 |   |   |   |   | 6 |   |   |   |   | 8 | 9 |   |   |   | 6 |   |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   |   | 7 | 4 |   |   | 1 |   |   |   |   |   | 7 | 4 |   |   | 1 | 9 |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   |   | 5 | 6 |   |   | 8 |   | 2 |   |   |   | 5 | 6 |   |   | 8 |   | 2 |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   | 7 |   |   |   |   |   | 1 |   |   | 2 | 7 | 8 |   |   |   |   | 1 | 6 |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
| 3 |   | 4 |   |   | 2 |   |   |   |   | 3 | 6 | 4 |   |   | 2 |   |   |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   |   | 2 |   |   | 7 |   |   |   |   |   |   | 2 |   |   | 7 |   |   |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   |   | 6 |   | 3 |   |   | 5 |   |   |   |   | 6 |   | 3 |   | 2 | 5 |   |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+
|   |   |   |   | 2 |   |   |   | 9 |   |   |   |   |   | 2 |   |   |   | 9 |
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+   +---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+


And now I don't know if there is anything that I would be able to do from here or if I really will need to start over. So my question is:

Is there anything I can logically deduce in this Sudoku right now, or am I really stuck?

Note: If you're confused how I deduced that there is a 9 in R2C3, it's because there isn't already a 9 in that column, and the 9s in R1C5 and R9C9 eliminate the other two possible cells that the 9 in Box 1 could be in.

• Row 6 Col 8 can only be one number... Dec 1, 2023 at 14:36
• @Stevish Is that deduced through that 7 is the only number that even has the option of going in R6C8? Dec 1, 2023 at 14:44
• Yes, that's how I deduced it. I only wanted to give you a hint, not the answer. Dec 1, 2023 at 14:48
• Ok, cool. Update your answer if you need any more hints Dec 1, 2023 at 14:57
• Hey, thanks for posting this! I haven't done one of these in a while. I used to breeze right through them but this one had me stuck for a while. Thanks for sharing (even though that may not have been your intent) Dec 1, 2023 at 16:10