Brain Game: Creve!

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A flat tire (on a crowded highway, in single-digit weather) caused enough delay yesterday morning to prevent me from submitting a Brain Game. Apologies for its absence, but I'm back!

Can you solve the Word Ladder in today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game  Wednesday Wordplay challenge in six 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 FLAT into TIRE in the fewest possible steps.

F L A T
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T I R E

Here is a 6-step SOLUTION.

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