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Category Elimination - U.S. States #3

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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Answer must correspond to the highlighted yellow box.
All data as of February 2022.
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: February 10, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 10, 2022
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Green Categories
25
States which voted blue in the 2020 election
16
... which don't border another country
5
... with fewer than 4 million people
1
... and is also landlocked
Nevada
 
Orange Categories
10
States which are two words
6
... which are not "New"
3
... which are in the South Census Region
1
... and have more than 8 million people
North
Carolina
Blue Categories
35
States which don't border a country
17
... which contain the letter O
5
... which were part of the confederates
1
... and averages more than 40 tornadoes a year
Florida
 
Purple Categories
27
States whose flag contains their name
15
... with a maximum elevation over 1,500m
5
... which were part of the Louisiana Purchase
1
... and that borders another country
Montana
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2022
Nice quiz, nominated!
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Level 23
Mar 3, 2022
Idaho works for the purple category as well.
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Level 68
Mar 3, 2022
Idaho wasn't part of the Louisiana Purchase
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Level 55
Apr 5, 2022
State quizzes like this are a blast. Nominated.
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Level 72
Apr 5, 2022
Made the mistake of trying to think of states near Louisiana for those included the Louisiana purchase; I had no idea it was such an enormous swathe of territory.

Nice one as usual 👍🏻

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Level 43
Oct 5, 2022
Pretty sure Michigan borders Canada, it worked for the first hint of the blue category.
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Level 68
Oct 5, 2022
This is now fixed thanks
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Level 58
Dec 23, 2022
Is Vermont not considered landlocked? Sure it borders Lake Champlagne but I didn't think lakes discounted states as being landlocked.
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Level 68
Dec 23, 2022
Vermont borders Canada so does not make it to the Landlocked clue.
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Level 58
Dec 24, 2022
Hmm that's not what landlocked means though.
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Level 68
Dec 24, 2022
This is regardless of how landlocked is defined. It does not satisfy the Canada clue and so is not valid for the landlocked one. That's how category eliminations work, it must satisfy all prior clues in that colour