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State Abbreviations Puzzle

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How well do you know the old-fashioned abbreviations for the U.S. states? This puzzle will test both your knowledge of these abbreviations as well as your knowledge of what words sound like them or are spelled the same as them.

If you're interested in puzzles about states, see also State of Your Memory.

Instructions: Ten clues that refer to a word that is spelled the same as, or pronounced the same as, an old-fashioned state abbreviation are listed below. For each clue, enter the full name of the state that the clue refers to.
Example: This state preserves food in tins.
Answer: Kansas [Kan., pronounced "can"]
Select the "Check Answers" button at the bottom of the page when done. Note: Spelling counts!

  1. This state is very self-centred.
  2. This state is home to Noah's boat.
  3. This state is highly musical.
  4. This state is very clean.
  5. This state weighs a lot.
  6. This state is deeply in debt.
  7. This state is not healthy.
  8. This state writes a lot, but not in pencil.
  9. This state is known for its mines.
  10. This state is home to prisoners.