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# Special String Again

# Special String Again

A string is said to be a *special string* if either of two conditions is met:

- All of the characters are the same, e.g.
`aaa`

. - All characters except the middle one are the same, e.g.
`aadaa`

.

A *special substring* is any substring of a string which meets one of those criteria. Given a string, determine how many special substrings can be formed from it.

**Example**

contains the following special substrings: .

**Function Description**

Complete the *substrCount* function in the editor below.

substrCount has the following parameter(s):

*int n*: the length of string*s**string s*: a string

**Returns**

- *int:* the number of special substrings

**Input Format**

The first line contains an integer, , the length of .

The second line contains the string .

**Constraints**

Each character of the string is a lowercase English letter, .

**Sample Input 0**

```
5
asasd
```

**Sample Output 0**

```
7
```

**Explanation 0**

The special palindromic substrings of are

**Sample Input 1**

```
7
abcbaba
```

**Sample Output 1**

```
10
```

**Explanation 1**

The special palindromic substrings of are

**Sample Input 2**

```
4
aaaa
```

**Sample Output 2**

```
10
```

**Explanation 2**

The special palindromic substrings of are