The Contiguous 41 States

At first glance, this map looks like everything is in order. But look a little closer, and see if you can spot the nine states that have been removed from this map.
Map layout borrowed from the excellent webcomic XKCD
Quiz by MiracleMax
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Last updated: February 23, 2021
First submittedFebruary 23, 2021
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Answer
Alaska
Delaware
Hawaii
Kansas
Nebraska
New Mexico
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
South Dakota
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Level 51
Feb 23, 2021
very interesting! how did you decide how to make the map?! ;)
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2021
Its reference is in the caveat
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Level 51
Feb 25, 2021
ah ok, yeah i agree xkcd is really good