Speckies is not in the dictionary we use, so is not a valid play, there are several dictionaries, but we use this one.
The last valid word is speckier.
Speckies is not valid, so speckles is not valid.
Speckier is winner, after a very interesting round.
New word is: fun
Fund is not valid after faun.
It is a 2 letter change.
Faun to fawn.