Place each of the characters A, C, D, E, I, S, V, and * exactly once in each row, column and 3×3 box. When you have completed the puzzle, the shaded squares will form a hidden message read left to right, then top to bottom. Each asterisk (*) represents an unknown character other than the letters A, E, H, O, R, S, and T. In this puzzle, at least one asterisk represents a punctuation mark. You will not be able to complete the puzzle using the sudoku rules alone. You will have to make choices that give a meaningful message.
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