Our neighbor to the southwest has yet to pull out the mower recently, so here's hoping that the gentle telepathic message delivered in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge gets through.

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

Y O U R
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L A W N

Here is a 7-step SOLUTION.

A 7-STEP SOLUTION:

Y O U R
F O U R
F O U L
F O I
 L
F A I L
F A I N
F A W N
L A W 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!