Exclusion Sudoku Puzzle (Daily Sudoku League #228)

This Exclusion Sudoku puzzle is my very old creation which I submitted for World Sudoku Championship 2017. This Sudoku puzzle was initially considered for this Sudoku competition but later rejected as given 6 in the center was breaking the theme. Anyway now I am publishing this Exclusion Sudoku in Daily Sudoku League as the 228th Sudoku Puzzle in this Series.

Rules of Exclusion Sudoku Puzzle

Standard Sudoku Rules apply. In addition, a small number at the intersection of 4 adjacent cells indicates that this number cannot be placed in any of these 4 cells.
Exclusion Sudoku Puzzle (Daily Sudoku League #228)
Exclusion Sudoku Puzzle (Daily Sudoku League #228)
The answer to this Exclusion Sudoku puzzle can be viewed by clicking on the button. Please try your best to solve this Sudoku puzzle before looking at the answer.

This Exclusion Sudoku Puzzle I am publishing as the #228th Sudoku puzzle in The League of Extraordinary Ladies & Gentlemen. Here are the next and previous Sudoku puzzles published in this Sudoku series.


Gaurav Kumar Jain said...

9 m....laborious sudoku

Unknown said...

7.2 very interesting
New variant for me

kishy said...

8:09.Sticky solve but the deductions were good.

Vijaya Rajan said...

Very nice, enjoyed it.