Can you show your love of pies by making a word ladder from LOVE to PIES?
Quick refresher: a word ladder is a series of words, starting from one word and ending with another, where each subsequent word is a one-letter change from the previous word (without rearranging the letters). And, of course, each step is a valid English word. For instance, you can change CAT to DOG like this: CAT => COT => DOT => DOG.
Ready for the answer?
There are several ways to get there (English has a ton of four-letter words). The shortest I've found has 5 steps; here are a few:
- LOVE => LIVE => LINE => PINE => PINS => PIES
- LOVE => LONE => LINE => PINE => PINS => PIES
- LOVE => LOPE => LOPS => POPS => PIPS => PIES
- LOVE => LOPE => POPE => POPS => PIPS => PIES