Even though today's Word Ladder entries have two letters in common, the link wasn't an easy one to make (for me, anyway). Can you find a short-cut?

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert GRAVY into TRAIN in seven (or fewer) steps. Good luck!

G R A V Y
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T R A I N

Here is a six-step SOLUTION.

A SIX-STEP SOLUTION:

GRAVY > GRAVE > TRAVE > TRACE > TRACT > TRAIT > TRAIN

Did your solution include an odd word or interesting sequence? Please share it in the comments. Thanks!