GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Locked-Out

Geek Culture

This week, some wise guy has locked you out of your well-equipped toolbox. Remember, email your solution by 10:00 p.m. EST Thursday to be part of the random selection of correct answers and win a $50 gift code to ThinkGeek!
All readers who check out the solution on Friday will receive a gift code for $10 off of their next ThinkGeek purchase of $30 or more. Puzzle after the jump.


Special thanks to ThinkGeek for our prizes!

Some joker thought it might be funny to install a crazy combination lock using an old telephone dial to keep you out of your toolbox. Scrawled on the dial is a clue that signifies that it will take six steps from the starting word "sith" to reach the final word "heat" (on the seventh step), changing only one letter each time to make a brand new word. (No other letters can move places.)


What are the steps to open your toolbox?

Liked it? Take a second to support GeekDad and GeekMom on Patreon!