Brain Game: Broil, Baby, Broil

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.

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B U R N

Here is a 9-step SOLUTION.
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