Good luck with today's mentalfloss.com Brain Game Wednesday Wordplay challenge. Some prefer to work these puzzles backward, so tackle it as you see fit:

By adding one letter in each step and rearranging the others as necessary to form English words, build A into HUMANELY.

A
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H U M A N E L Y

Here is one SOLUTION.

ONE SOLUTION:

A
A N
N A Y
M A N Y
M Y N A H
H Y M N A L
H U M A N L Y
H U M A N E L Y

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!