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Brain Game: Ring Ding Diddle

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I recently discovered an "add-a-letter" sequence that ran from one to eight. It came to mind that there might be a different way to present this type of puzzle, so I'm attempting something new. Enjoy!

Starting with the eight-letter word SCOTSMAN, remove one letter and then rearrange the existing letters to form a new seven-letter word. Then repeat the process, removing a letter and rearranging the others to form a new word, until you're down to a single letter.

Here is one SOLUTION.

ONE POSSIBLE SOLUTION:

SCOTSMAN
MASCOTS
COASTS
TACOS
COAT
ACT
TA
A

There are other possibilities; if you've come up with something different, please post your answer in the comments. Thanks!

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