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Category Elimination - U.S. States #2

In each group, name any answer which matches the first category to reveal the second category, then name any answer which applies to both categories to reveal a third, and so on.
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Last updated: October 25, 2019
First submittedSeptember 12, 2019
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#
Category
40
States with one word
31
... which were not confederate states
6
... with a land area less than 30,000 km²
1
... and share a land border with another country
Vermont
 
 
 
#
Category
25
States in the West or Midwest Census Region
20
... which are not coastal
7
... contain the letter S
1
... and have more than 8 million people
Illinois
#
Category
30
States with at least 8 letters
20
... not included in the Louisiana Purchase
5
... with more than 500 people per km²
1
... and is not in the Northeast Census Region
Maryland
 
 
 
#
Category
19
States whose first two letters is their 2-letter
state code
9
... whose Capital is their largest city
4
... with a maximum elevation over 2,500m
1
... and whose Capital has more than one word
Utah
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level 67
Sep 12, 2019
Definitely would have suspected that Maryland counted as north-east.
+2
level 61
Sep 12, 2019
Yeah the Census Regions can be a little odd. This is why I chose to say "not in the Northeast Region" as opposed to "in the South Region", because Maryland is definitely not south.
+3
level 77
Sep 13, 2019
South of the Mason-Dixon line.