The Only Remaining U.S. State . . .

For each box, enter the only state that fits the description excluding states that have already appeared on the quiz.
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Last updated: August 27, 2021
First submittedDecember 26, 2018
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The only remaining state that ....
State
is bigger than Mongolia
Alaska
has more people than Canada
California
has a megacity
(urban area > 10 million)
New York
gets less than 10" of rain annually
Nevada
has multiple silent letters in its name
Rhode Island
was visited by Europeans before the
start of the Protestant Reformation
Florida
is home to a trillion dollar company
Washington
has a mountain peak over 14,000 feet
Colorado
has the majority of its population
living on islands
Hawaii
touches the Pacific
Oregon
has multiple urban areas
over 5 million people
Texas
was an independent country prior
to joining the U.S.
Vermont
has more than 5,000 miles of coastline
Louisiana
is more than 1/3 Hispanic
New Mexico
borders Mexico
Arizona
has more than 3 national parks
Utah
has Portland as its biggest city
Maine
became a state in the 20th century
Oklahoma
is bigger than Gabon
Montana
was the birthplace of more
than 20 astronauts
Ohio
has more than 20% of people with
French ancestry
New Hampshire
has the same first and last letters
Alabama
touches the Gulf of Mexico
Mississippi
is the birthplace of > 5 presidents
Virginia
has "New" in its name
New Jersey
The only remaining state that ....
State
has a bigger population than
any state it borders
Illinois
has a largest city starting with P
Pennsylvania
has 3 urban areas with a
population > 1 million
North Carolina
Benjamin Franklin lived in
Massachusetts
is more than 25% water by area
Michigan
has a population over 10 million
Georgia
is part of New England
Connecticut
is smaller than Rwanda
Delaware
has at least one NBA, NHL,
NFL, and MLB team
Minnesota
has > 20% of its land administered
by the U.S. Forest Service
Idaho
borders Canada
North Dakota
is more than 5% Native American
South Dakota
has a population less than 1 million
Wyoming
with no cities proper over 100,000
West Virginia
has a smaller population than
every state it borders
South Carolina
was one of the original 13 colonies
Maryland
starts with M
Missouri
is on the Appalachian Trail
Tennessee
was part of the Confederacy
Arkansas
became a state in the 18th century
Kentucky
has a star on its flag
Indiana
touches a Great Lake
Wisconsin
lies on the Mississippi River
Iowa
has > 75 tornadoes per year
Kansas
is a state
Nebraska
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Level 70
Dec 28, 2018
Nice!
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Level 82
Jan 5, 2019
It seems to me that there's a good chance that Michigan's population exceeds 10 million as of now (Jan 2019), since it allegedly was less than 5000 people short in July 2018 and allegedly gained over 75,000 people from July 2017 to July 2018.
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Level 83
Jan 5, 2019
Very likely, yes. I was going to say I'd wait for the numbers to be updated in Wikipedia before worrying about it, but it was an easy fix, so I went ahead and made it now.
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Level 84
Aug 10, 2019
Fun, thank you!
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Level 69
Sep 28, 2020
Cool quiz, really nice idea!
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Level 83
Sep 30, 2020
Now with SVG map! Thanks, Jetpunk, for making it easy for lazy people like me!
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Level 62
Apr 16, 2021
Rhode Island was the hardest one!
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Level 83
May 3, 2021
Indeed, but you don't have to answer in order, and it's much easier to get when comes the "New England" question.
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Level 67
May 3, 2021
Great quiz! Apparently poor Nebraska is the most boring state out there.
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Level 70
May 6, 2021
It really is. Absolutely nothing to see once you get past Lincoln.
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Level 30
Jun 22, 2021
And people say we’re boring...
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Level 84
Aug 3, 2021
What about "Carhenge" in Alliance? It's like Stonehenge -- with cars!
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Level 75
May 3, 2021
Whew, a toughie
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Level 91
May 4, 2021
Super-fun! Thank you!
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Level 60
Jun 2, 2021
Amazing quiz, hope it's featured soon!
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Level 63
Jun 3, 2021
Got them all with 0:42 left. Pretty close. Great quiz! I love it! Nominated!
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Level 65
Jul 31, 2021
Fun! Nominated.
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Level 81
Aug 1, 2021
LOL @ the most notable thing about Nebraska being that it is a state.
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Level 85
Aug 2, 2021
Perfect summary of Nebraska.
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Level 74
Aug 3, 2021
LOL "Is a state"

Personally, i think the time is a little long. I had 4:37 left. I think that's plenty of time to just spam a bunch of states rather than trying to get them.

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Level 86
Aug 5, 2021
Nebraska "is a state" is barely worse than Missouri "starts with an M".
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Level 43
Aug 21, 2021
Missouri's could be improved, if Tennessee is moved before it, then Missouri is the only remaining state to border 8 other states
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Level 68
Aug 4, 2021
I got them all in the end, but having to scroll between the clues and the map was troublesome.
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Level 68
Aug 6, 2021
Really nice quiz
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Level 66
Aug 8, 2021
good...anybody from Massachusetts??
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Level 52
Aug 10, 2021
When I got to more populous than any state bordering it, Pennsylvania was also a valid answer, as NY had been selected.
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Level 83
Aug 10, 2021
The clue is "has a bigger population than any state it borders," not "has a bigger population than any UNSELECTED state it borders."
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Level 82
Aug 14, 2021
Isn't Indiana smaller than every state it borders?
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Level 83
Aug 14, 2021
Hmm . . . I believe the intent of this clue was to be "by population" rather than "by area," though if that is the case then the clue is poorly worded. I will take a look at this when I get a chance.
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Level 83
Aug 14, 2021
Rechecked and confirmed that the clue works as written "by population" (though not, as cpgatbyu points out, "by area"). I will adjust the wording of the clue, though I'm not sure what the policy is on editing quizzes so soon after they are put on the main page.
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Level 58
Aug 14, 2021
Neat quiz
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Level 27
Aug 14, 2021
surely florida and texas have coastline > 500miles
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2021
The idea is that the answer is the only one among states that haven't been used as answers yet. Otherwise there's a lot of states that would work for many of the questions (for example, Nebraska isn't the only state that is a state.)
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Level 34
Aug 14, 2021
Really? I thought that of the 50 states, Nebraska was the only state
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Level 61
Aug 14, 2021
Great quiz but needed more time, a little slow on the uptake
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Level 82
Aug 14, 2021
"Nebraska: It's a State" ... something to put on their license plates and travel brochures.
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Level 72
Aug 14, 2021
Certainly better than its existing slogan: "It's not for everyone."
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Level 60
Aug 14, 2021
I've lived in Vermont my whole life. I did not know it was ever is own country.
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Level 45
Aug 15, 2021
New Jersey now has a population that is more than 10% Asian so the stat for Hawaii should be shifted upwards a bit since NJ comes after Hawaii in this quiz.
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Level 83
Aug 15, 2021
Is this based on the latest census numbers? Do you have a source?
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Level 66
Aug 26, 2021
census.gov says that 10.0% of the New Jersey population is Asian
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Level 58
Aug 15, 2021
Excellent quiz!
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Level 65
Aug 16, 2021
Twice, I selected Louisiana, not having selected it before, but it would not accept it as touching the Gulf of Mexico, nor as lying on the Mississippi River.
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Level 83
Aug 16, 2021
The "only remaining" element of the quiz applies to the order the clues appear in, not the order in which you fill them in.
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Level 83
Aug 26, 2021
Update (pending approval): fixed issues with "is more than 10% Asian-American" (replaced with a different clue) and "is smaller than every state it borders" (improved ambiguous wording).