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Brain Game: Money Talks

Here's a new word ladder puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge:

By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert CASH into LOAN in the fewest possible steps.

C A S H
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_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
L O A N

Here is a 6-step SOLUTION.

A 6-STEP SOLUTION:

C A S H
C A S T
C O S T
C O O T
C O O N
L O O N
L O A N

Did you come up with a different sequence of words? Feel free to share your solution with us in the comments below. Thanks for playing!

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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

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