This week we will be traveling the streets of New York on ladders… Word ladders that is. I have three word ladders which will transform one famous New York thoroughfare into another. Word ladders are puzzle in which one word is turned into another by changing one letter at a time without rearranging any of the letters. For example, CAT can be changed to DOG thusly:
This week I have three such puzzles: a three-letter ladder, a four-letter ladder, and a five-letter ladder. The five letter puzzle contains many steps and on archaic word, so I will include the ladder with clues after a break. Oh, and as usual I will tell you the number of steps (or should that be “rungs”…) that it took me to complete the ladder. If you can do better, drop me an email at puzzlingnyc gmail <dot> com. Good? Good. Happy Puzzling!
LADDER #1: 3 LETTERS
Can you turn GAY Street into the BQE? I did it in five steps (with no other abbreviations ‘sides BQE).
LADDER# 2: 4 LETTERS
Can get from WALL Street to PARK Avenue? Sure you can, sell derivatives. Or try to do it as a word ladder. This one took me four steps.
LADDER#3: 5 LETTERS
Can you go from FIFTH Avenue in Manhattan to the GRAND Concourse in The Bronx? This ones a doozy as it took me 12 steps (insert recovery joke here)! If you need a little help click below.