WORD, ward, draw, raw, rat, at, ate, gate, GAME

That was a nine-word chain from WORD to GAME. Can you turn CRIME into JAIL as quickly or quicker? At each step you may:

1) Change one letter, or

2) Omit one letter, or

3) Add or delete a letter, or

4) Make an anagram,

in each case leaving a new word without altering the other letters.

(Answer tomorrow)

Yesterday's answer: Five contains an "e" (the 5th letter); eight has an "h" (the 8th letter) and so on.