Here's a word ladder, just in time for the Wednesday Wordplay segment here at the mentalfloss.com Brain Game. Good luck!

Many of us remember the highly-rated last episode of the TV sitcom Cheers, which ended with bar owner Sam Malone announcing to a front-door patron that the establishment was done for the night. (Gosh, was that really 18 years ago?) By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, change CHEERS into CLOSED in the fewest possible steps.

C H E E R S
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C L O S E D

Here is one 8-step SOLUTION.

AN 8-STEP SOLUTION:

C H E E R S
C H E E K S
C H E C K S
C H O C K S
C L O C K S
C L O N K S
C L O N E S
C L O N E D

C L O S E D

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