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What has one horn and gives milk?

Place each of the letters of TRIAL MUCK exactly once in each row, column and 3×3 box. When you have completed the puzzle, the shaded squares will form the punch line of the joke read left to right, then top to bottom.

Difficulty: Easy

Here is a print-friendly version of this puzzle.

Other difficulties:

All of these can be solved using the sudoku placement rules alone, and they all have the same hidden message.
Choose a puzzle difficulty that fits your interest, or solve the easy puzzle then try a harder one after
you know the message.

- Moderate — Requires no advanced techniques
- Tough — Cannot be solved with elimination alone
- Tougher — Cannot be solved with elimination alone
- Tricky — Requires something beyond row/box and column/box interactions
- Fiendish — Requires more than row/box and column/box interactions
- Extreme — This can be solved using the placement rules alone. Really.

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Thanks,

Steve