Brain Game: Thieves!

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Today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge celebrates that age-old problem of keeping pens on, in, or even near a desk. They always seem to disappear, don't they? Good luck:

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

P E N S
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D E S K

Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.

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