**Presented are three 4-letter word ladders. When the 1st and last rungs are compounded left to right, a means of celebration results. The 2 *-ed clues will trigger a bonus hint when answered correctly
Note: the first and last rungs each must be entered as a 12-letter phrase or word. The remaining rungs can be entered individually, or all 3 words across at one time by preceding the entry with an asterisk (*).