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Can you solve the Word Ladder in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge in 8 steps or fewer? Prove it!

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

S C A R E
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C A N D Y

Here is an 8-step SOLUTION.

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