Tweak, who'd been our home-office cat since we started with mental_floss in 2002, passed away last weekend at the age of 12, so today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game  Wednesday Wordplay challenge is dedicated in her honor. Can you solve this Word Ladder in eight steps or fewer?

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

R E S T S
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
P E A C E

Here is an 8-step SOLUTION.

AN 8-STEP SOLUTION:

R E S T S
B E S T S
B E A T S
F E A T S
F L A T S
P L A T S
P L A T E
P L A C E
P E A C E

Did you come up with a different sequence of words (shorter, longer, or the same length)? Please share it with us in the comments below. We'll miss you, Tweak.