For a reason unknown to us (but much appreciated), one of last week's Brain Games - an English-language word ladder - was picked up by the Finnish MTV3 site, resulting in several thousand visits to mentalfloss.com. Go Finland!

By changing one letter at a time to form different English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert FLOSS into TODAY in the fewest number of steps possible. Good luck!

F L O S S
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T O D A Y

Here is a 9-step SOLUTION.

A 9-STEP SOLUTION:

FLOSS > GLOSS > GROSS > GRASS > GRADS > GOADS > TOADS > TOADY > TODDY > TODAY

Did you come up with a different solution? Please post it in the comments; thanks!