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Animal Evolution

In how few moves can you transform LION to LAMB?

Be sure to change only 1 letter at a time. Each change must always spell correct dictionary words.

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16 Comments to “Animal Evolution”


  1. pjwhite530 | Profile

    lion limn limb lamb


  2. KMESON | Profile

    LION
    LIMN
    LIMB
    LAMB


  3. misha | Profile

    Three steps:


    LION
    LIMN
    LIMB
    LAMB


  4. fuzzy | Profile

    This is my first quick attempt, probably can do better.


    LION
    LOON (bird)
    LOOK
    LOCK
    LACK
    LACE
    LAME
    LAMB


  5. khelzer | Profile

    LION
    LIMN – to represent in drawing or painting
    LIMB – a part or member of an animal distinct from the head and trunk, as a leg arm or wing
    LAMB


  6. kitchen | Profile

    limn limb lamb?


  7. anirtacian | Profile

    LION
    LIMN
    LIMB
    LAMB


  8. Someone | Profile

    here’s 6 changes with adding / removing letters


    lion
    ion
    in
    an
    am
    lam
    lamb


    here’s 12 changes without adding / removing letters


    lion
    loon
    loin
    lain
    rain
    rail
    tail
    tall
    tale
    take
    lake
    lame
    lamb


  9. seelesscacti | Profile

    LION
    LIMN
    LIMB
    LAMB


  10. srinivasan.pavan | Profile

    LION
    LIMN
    LIME
    LIMB
    LAMB


  11. ArliUofC | Profile

    I got 10 moves, but i’m sure it can be done in less:


    LION
    LOON
    TOON
    TORN
    CORN
    CORE
    COME
    TOME
    TAME
    LAME
    LAMB


    =)


  12. Mehmet Karatay | Profile

    Lion
    Limn
    Limb
    Lamb


  13. Jimmy Anders | PUZZLE MASTER | Profile

    The best I could do it in is with 10 changes:


    LION
    LIEN
    LIES
    LEES
    LETS
    JETS
    JEWS
    JAWS
    JAMS
    JAMB
    LAMB


  14. Shawn | PUZZLE GRANDMASTER | Profile

    LION
    LIMN
    LIMB
    LAMB


  15. joe | Profile

    I can do it in 8 changes..
    LION


    LOON
    LOOK
    LOCK
    LICK
    LICE
    LIME
    LIMB


    LAMB


  16. nicko | Profile

    LION
    LEON
    LEAN
    LEAP
    REAP
    HEAP
    HEAR
    BEAR
    BEER
    DEER
    DEEP
    WEEP
    WEED
    SEED
    SEEK
    MEEK
    MEET
    BEET
    BEAT
    SEAT
    SEAL
    REAL
    READ
    BEAD
    LEAD
    LEAF
    DEAF
    DEAD
    DEAN
    LEAN
    LEAK
    BEAK
    BECK
    DECK
    DOCK
    LOCK
    LICK
    LICE
    DICE
    DIME
    LIME
    LAME
    LAMB


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