# How do I proceed with this Sudoku puzzle?

Pairing elimination is done. What's next?

• Which app is this? Commented Jul 15, 2018 at 16:36
• Sudoku - pretty puzzling Commented Oct 9, 2018 at 4:36

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Notice in the top row there are two cells with the only options of $2$ and $9$. This means those two cells will be $2$ and $9$, you just don't know which is which. Therefore you can eliminate every other $2$ and $9$ in that row.

• What is this game, if you don't mind me asking? Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 4:29
• @user477343 Sudoku. Look at the tag on the question. Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 4:30
• Oh, sorry for not seeing that. Is this the original version of sudoku? I play sudoku, but never have I seen this many numbers on a sudoku grid. Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 4:32
• The small numbers are "notes" -- usually just used to jot down what possibilities go in each square. They're pretty common in a lot of apps. Commented Jul 13, 2018 at 4:37

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The circled square has the only 5 in the top left box.

• Oh yes, thats one way. Commented Jul 14, 2018 at 5:42