Every one of the 50 U.S. states has its own two-letter postal abbreviation. Exactly 15 state postal abbreviations begin with the FIRST and LAST letters of the name of the state they represent. An example is LOUISIANA, whose abbreviation is “LA” (the first and last letters in “Louisiana.”)
Name as many as you can of the other 14 U.S. states whose names meet this criterion. In case you need the list of all 50 states for today’s puzzle: ALABAMA, ALASKA, ARIZONA, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, HAWAII, IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEVADA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK, NO. CAROLINA, NO. DAKOTA, OHIO, OKLAHOMA, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, SO. CAROLINA, SO. DAKOTA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, UTAH, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WASHINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, WYOMING. Here are the ANSWERS.