R         N    
            *  R H  
   H      S         
 N                  
     I    E    * S N
 S                 H
        I R N      T
   T        S    I  
     S  H          E

Weapon of Choice

Place each of the characters E, H, I, N, R, S, T 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 letter other than the letters E, H, I, N, R, S and T.

Difficulty: Moderate

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Thanks,
Steve