Mental Floss

Brain Game: It's Wafer Thin

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Monty Python fans know the degree of damage even a wafer-thin mint can cause, so please refrain from snacking until after you've solved today's Brain Game. Good luck!

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

T H I N _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ M I N T

Here is a six-step SOLUTION.

A SIX-STEP SOLUTION:

THIN > THAN > THAT > TEAT > TENT > TINT > MINT

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

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