Autumn is on the horizon, so here's a related 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 LEAF into FALL in the fewest possible steps.

L E A F
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
F A L L

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.

A 5-STEP SOLUTION:

L E A F
D E A F
D E A L
D E L L
F E L L
F A L L

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!