Added February 2021

I christened this type of puzzle an escalator maze because the length of the permitted words gets longer or shorter at the end of each move, like moving up and down on an escalator between floors. This adds an extra dimension to the puzzle and makes it a lot of fun to solve.

There are several solutions to this puzzle. If you want an added challenge, then try to find the shortest possible solution.

Maze rules:

Having trouble? Here's a .

Still having trouble? You can view the if you are really struggling. This will ruin the puzzle for you, so I would strongly advise against giving up too early!