Regulars to the Brain Game are aware that I'm a U.S. geography nut, and some of my favorite puzzles focus on the names of states and capitals... like this one. Enjoy:

What letter of the alphabet appears
in the names of 11 different U.S. states
but not a single U.S. state capital?

Here is the SOLUTION.


The letter "W."

It appears in the names of the states of Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.