A la Pandora: Join these 11 words into a chain. Pick one word to start.
The word that follows will do at least one of the following: (a) rhyme with it,
b) be an anagram of it, (c) have the same meaning, or (d) have one letter
different. Work forward and backward to complete the chain. The first and last
words will not connect. For example: state, great, large, lager, later
brink, dirge, drink, drunk, ridge, smite, toper, tower, verge, write, wrote
Note: Sondi posted the answer. She enclosed it in spoiler tags, so I'll leave it
open for now in case anyone else would like to have a go.