OK, I admit it: The 24 asterisk quiz in today's Ask Ausiello was a smidge unfair. (Some of you have thrown around the word "cruel," but I don't know if I'd go that far.) In my defense, it's a huge twist, and, well, I kinda like my job. But I also like you guys, so I filled in a few more letters below. Now, instead of being downright impossible to solve, it's merely insanely difficult. Good luck!

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