Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge celebrates the return of AMC's The Walking Dead series this past Sunday with the first episode of Season 3. Good luck:

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

B I T T E N
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W A L K E R

Here is a 6-step SOLUTION.

A 6-STEP SOLUTION:

B I T T E N
B A T T E N
B A T T E R
B A N T E R
B A N K E R
B A L K E R
W A L K E R

Did you come up with a different sequence of words (longer, shorter, or the same length)? Please share your solution with us in the comments below. Thanks for playing!

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