Use logic to solve a three-by-three Sudoku puzzle with symbols

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This is a normal-sized Sudoku puzzle commonly found in books and newspapers. It uses nine unique values and requires several dozen steps to solve a single board. Like all standard Sudoku puzzles, no math is required, so a variety of symbols can be used instead of numbers.

A full set of solution steps follows the answer page.