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I was making a particularly difficult word wall, when I misplaced all the words for it. Luckily, I still had the clues. However, poring through the clues, I realised that I had nine clues, yet my word wall had eight? Above all, I couldn't remember the words, so I couldn't remove the faulty clue. You'll just have to solve it for yourself.

Clue list:

reverse effect

alder trees

wavy

limbs

asian legume

curves

resembling a cross

battalion

vases

Your task is to assemble the definitions of 8 of these clues so that it forms a word ladder. One of the clues is fake, made to ruin your day. Enjoy!

However, I remembered that I had a hint towards solving this - and this was the hint:

This puzzle does not have an accent.

Hopefully you have better luck than I did!

EDIT for clarification:

All these words are in Merriam-Webster Dictionary

You may not change the length of the word in any way.

You may not change the same letter position twice in a row.

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  • $\begingroup$ Are the words all the same length? There are many types of word ladders, you should explain how this one works (i.e. can I add or subtract letters? Or only swap?) $\endgroup$ – Alex F Jun 23 at 6:50
  • $\begingroup$ should it be waves instead of wavy? $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jun 23 at 8:27
  • $\begingroup$ tough puzzle but enjoyed it! +1ed $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jun 23 at 8:36
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This is hard because it uses a lot of rare words...

reverse effect

undo

alder trees

arns

wavy (should be waves??)

undy (thanks @RShields)

limbs

arms

asian legume

urds

curves

arcs the fake one

resembling a cross

urdy (thanks @RShields)

battalion

army

vases

urns

The ladder

army -> arms -> arns -> urns -> urds -> urdy -> undy -> undo

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  • $\begingroup$ This is close, but the word is meant to mean wavy. $\endgroup$ – XDVV Jun 23 at 10:14
  • $\begingroup$ are the other words fine except the wavy one? @XDVV $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jun 23 at 10:16
  • $\begingroup$ no, read the rules i add for clarification $\endgroup$ – XDVV Jun 23 at 11:13
  • $\begingroup$ base64(dXJkcyAtPiB1cmR5IC0+IHVuZHkgLT4gdW5kbw==) $\endgroup$ – RShields Jun 23 at 17:09
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    $\begingroup$ typo... thanks @El-Guest $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jun 23 at 23:58

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