Word Sudoku (Code-Doku)

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     T      D       
          S      L  
          L T  A    
 S *           E    
 D        I A       
 L   I             S
 *               I  
 E D           L   *
          A      D  

Fuzzy Math?

Place each of the characters A, D, E, I, L, S, T, and * once in each row, column and 3×3 box. When completed, the shaded squares will contain a hidden message, read from left to right and top to bottom. Each asterisk represents a character other than the letters in the puzzle. In this puzzle, at least one asterisk represents a punctuation character.

Difficulty: Tough

Here's a print-friendly version of this puzzle

 

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Thanks,
Steve