N        E  
   C           B    
 B P        I      C
 C          H       
     B  C   E  P    
        I          S
 S      A        N B
     H           A  
   E        N       

A Special Treat

by Steve Schaefer

Place each of the letters of BE SPINACH exactly once in each row, column and 3×3 box. When you have completed the puzzle, the shaded squares can be read left to right, then top to bottom to form a phrase describing a special treat.


Difficulty: Fiendish

Here is a print-friendly version of this puzzle.


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