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

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

O V E N
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B U R N

Here is a 9-step SOLUTION.

A 9-STEP SOLUTION:

O V E N
E V E N
E V E S
E Y E S
B Y E S
B E E S
B E D S
B U D S
B U R S
B U R N

Did you come up with a different sequence of words (shorter, longer, or the same length)? Feel free to share your solution with us in the comments below. Thanks for playing! Tomorrow, it's Think Thursday.