Over the weekend, Kara and I attended a concert performance of The Wall by Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. It was a great show, as expected, and the experience warranted inclusion in a Brain Game. So here goes:

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

T E A R
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D O W N
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W A L L

Here is my SOLUTION.

ONE SOLUTION:

TEAR > TEAM > TERM > TERN > TORN > TOWN > DOWN

DOWN > DAWN > PAWN > PAIN > PAIL > PALL > WALL

Did you come up with a different sequence of words? Feel free to share it in a comment.