A Word ladder (also known as Doublets, word-links, or Word golf) is a word game invented by Lewis Carroll. A word ladder puzzle starts with two words. In order to solve the puzzle, you need to find a chain of other words to link the two, in which two adjacent words differ by one letter.
Each rung differs from the ones above and below it by exactly one letter, although the order of the letters may change.
A vandal has removed every other rung. Can you fix the ladder by reconstructing the missing words?
Note: there may be more than one solution for any rung – all valid entries will be accepted!