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01-28-2008, 12:21 AM
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Week 2, Puzzle 3

Arrange the eight 4-letter words below so that you can go through each word in the list in order, taking exactly 4 steps to get from each word to the next, by changing one letter and forming a common English word at each step. Also, if a word has at least one letter in common with a word immediately following or preceding it in the eight-word list, then it cannot have any letters in common with the other word next to it (if there is another word next to it); lastly, the first word in the list we want comes later alphabetically than the last word. For the solution, take the first letter of each word, in the order you end up listing them in.

BANK
FLOP
GRAM
MODE
NUTS
SPIT
TELL
WISH

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Spoiler:
5 Broken Cameras, 36th Precinct, Blow-Up, Broken City, Chinese Take-Away, Colin, C.R.A.Z.Y., Crossed Tracks, Death On A Rainy Sunday, El Sicario Room 164, Expired, Gimme The Loot, How To Survive A Plague, Jack and Diane, Kati With An I, Kiss Me Deadly, Lake Of Fire, Lights Out, Must Read After My Death, Our Heroes Are Dead Tonight, Paradise Lost 3, Sister, Summer League, We Run Sh*t, You're Next

1Q84, Alfred Kazin's Journals, The Beginning Of Infinity, Boomerang, A Drinking Life, The Ecstacy of Influence, Homicide, I Am A Strange Loop, Iphigenia In Forest Hills, Just My Type, One Day I Will Write About This Place, Pulphead, Quiet, The Social Animal, Unnatural Selection