Chilled to the bone from my very first full-fledged blizzard, the inspiration behind this week's Wednesday Word Ladder isn't tough to figure out. Good luck!

By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, change SNOW into WIND in the fewest possible steps.

S N O W
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W I N D

Here is one 7-step SOLUTION.

A 7-STEP SOLUTION:

S N O W
S H O W
S H O D
S H E D
S E E D
W E E D
W E N D
W I N D

Did you come up with a different sequence of words? Feel free to add it to the comments below.