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Word Puzzles - U.S. States

Solve the puzzles to guess the names of these U.S. states.
Example: Married miss + toddler cup = Missus + Sippy = Mississippi
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Last updated: April 22, 2016
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Word Puzzle
State
Sick + Irritate
Illinois
Argo Actor Alan + Woodcutter's Tool
Arkansas
Japanese Greeting
Ohio
Mrs. Tarbell + Garden Tool
Idaho
Ruler of a Caliphate + Trumpet +
German 'Yes'
California
Cleaning + 2000 lb
Washington
Zeus's Wife + Sector + A
Arizona
Join Together + A + Director's Stop
Connecticut
Wire Mixer + Criminal + Biblical No-No
Wisconsin
Soda Containers + Donkey
Kansas
Word Puzzle
State
Sandwich Shop + To Don Apparel
Delaware
Chaste One + German 'Yes'
Virginia
Mickey's Counterpart + Soft Drink
Minnesota
Red/Green/Purple etc. + A + Female Deer
Colorado
Musician Without a Label + "Frozen" Princess
Indiana
Federer's Game + Large Body of Water
Tennessee
Church Service + Sneeze Sound +
Rests in a Chair
Massachusetts
Unwed Missus + Run Hastily
Missouri
Trumpeter Armstrong + Z + Miss. Karenina
Louisiana
Boat Paddle + A + Firearm
Oregon
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level 76
Nov 22, 2013
It's "Delaware".
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level 73
Nov 22, 2013
Fixed
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level 76
Jan 26, 2014
I think the biggest stretch here was Zeus' wife. You pronounce Hera as "Ari?" or something even close? You could say "air", or "arid" without the "d" which is what the name actually comes from. Anyway, good quiz.
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level 73
Jan 27, 2014
Not all sounds are exact. I got the quiz idea from a game called Mad Gabs (Not to be confused with Mad Libs). Some of these, as in the game, are stretches; however, I pronounce Arizona as air-a-zone-a. I believe that Hera and air-a are similar in sound enough to be used.
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level 37
Jan 1, 2015
You could substitute "Era" (like the time period) for "Hera" and that could maybe make it easier.
+2
level 54
Jul 10, 2017
I thought it was pretty clever. Sounds like Herazona. Worked for me. I think it would have been a lot harder if we were supposed to guess Aridzona.
+1
level 48
Apr 3, 2014
Actually the "arid zone" theory for Arizona's name is just the most popularly retold one, but honestly one of the least likely. I prefer the theory that it comes from a local O'odham place-name "ali sonak", and most serious etymologies favor that one. But I agree, turning "Hera" into "Ari" is a stretch. How about make the hint be "Aphrodite's lover" and it becomes "Ares + zone + a".
+1
level 36
Jan 26, 2014
How does "ouri" mean "run hastily"? Am I missing something?
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level 36
Jan 26, 2014
Never mind, I see where you show how the words are put together.
+1
level 72
Mar 31, 2016
I don't...
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level 54
Jul 10, 2017
"Ouri" sounds like hurry. Miss hurry. Doesn't work if you pronounce it "Missourah."
+1
level 68
Dec 17, 2018
Miss Hurry loves company.
+1
level 41
Jan 26, 2014
i can't believe i missed indiana. i've been calling it indie-ana forever
+1
level 81
May 26, 2014
Only missed the chaste one and had a good facepalm over it. Nice quiz!
+1
level 74
Apr 23, 2015
Great quiz! The last answer I filled in was "Japanese greeting." You could include "American greeting = Hawaii" (How are ya?) :)
+1
level 71
Apr 22, 2016
*apparel* and think you meant Ms. Paquin
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level 56
Apr 24, 2016
Federer's game LOL!!!!!
+1
level 75
Nov 12, 2016
Good idea for a quiz, but I found the capitalisation really confusing and inconsistent. E.g. "To Don Apparel" made me think don was a name, while "female deer" was not capitalised at all O.o
+3
level 73
Oct 16, 2017
I guatemala.
+1
level 84
Dec 8, 2017
This was fun, was totally stuck on Trumpeter Armstrong + Z + Miss. Karenina for a while because pronouncing Z as "Zee" didn't occur to me. It still gives me a dirty feeling...
+1
level 73
Dec 8, 2017
Oh man...I never considered that that is pronounced Zed north of the border. Now I have to come up with another clue. Dangit.
+2
level 41
Dec 19, 2017
And yet you're adamant about the Hera thing.
+1
level 28
Dec 20, 2017
Great quiz! :)
+1
level 46
Feb 15, 2018
ziuq nuF
+1
level 33
Mar 14, 2018
Dang I'm really bad at these but yet I still really like them. Make more please
+1
level 53
Jun 14, 2018
I don't understand the Japanese greeting one
+1
level 75
Jul 26, 2018
ohayou! means good morning and sounds exactly like the state in the US
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level 30
Aug 9, 2018
Just pointing out that the "Zeus's wife" hint leads quite naturally to the answer "Iowa" as well. Outside of the "zone" part of the hint that answer fits quite well. (Io was a mistress to Zeus, Iowa also ends in 'a')
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level 73
Aug 9, 2018
Just pointing out that "wife" and "mistress" are two very different things. I'll test that theory however, and start introducing my wife as my mistress and see how that goes :-)
+3
level 78
Nov 4, 2018
Better yet, introduce your mistress TO your wife and see how THAT goes!
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level 52
Apr 26, 2019
To be extremely picky (what else is Jetpunk for?), "Karenina" was Anna's married name, so it should be "Mrs". Her daughter "Annie" was by her lover Count Vronksy and wasn't called Karenina.
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level 68
Jun 3, 2019
I just knew that the second 'c' should be pronounced in 'Connecticut'. Ha! I was right all along...