We hope the new word ladder puzzle for today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge won't upset your stomach:
By changing one letter in each step to form English words, and leaving all other letters in their original positions, convert FOOD into SICK in the fewest possible steps.
F O O D _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ S I C K
Here is a 5-step SOLUTION.
A 5-STEP SOLUTION:
F O O D
H O O D
H O O K
H O C K
H I C K
S I C K
Did you come up with a different sequence of words? Feel free to share your solution with us in the comments below. Thanks for playing!