Please read the instructions to today's Wednesday Wordplay carefully so you don't spin your wheels trying to come up with answers. Enjoy!

Each of the following 7 entries can be turned into English words by adding the letters in the name of a U.S. state - in the order it's spelled - into the blanks provided. An example appears at the beginning to get you started.

example: C _ _ E S _ _ N
solution: OHIO (C O H E S I O N)

1. A _ _ O G R _ P _
2. M _ C R _ _ _ V E
3. _ _ T E R _ E N O M _ N _ T I O _ _ L
4. F _ _ _ _ _ _ E
5. H E _ _ R O S E _ U _ L _
6. _ _ U _ _ _ _ _ T I O N
7. _ _ R _ _ _

Here are the SOLUTIONS.

THE SOLUTIONS:

1. UTAH = A U T O G R A P H
2. IOWA = M I C R O W A V E
3. INDIANA = I N T E R D E N O M I N A T I O N A L
4. OREGON = F O R E G O N E
5. TEXAS = H E T E R O S E X U A L S
6. FLORIDA = F L U O R I D A T I O N
7. MAINE = M A R I N E

Thanks for playing. Tomorrow is Think Thursday; don't miss it!