GeekDad Puzzle of the Week – State of the States

As the 113th US Congress recently started, there has been a lot of conversation around each of the States’ Representatives, Senators, and the States themselves. This week’s puzzle is a cypher of sorts that describes my favorite state. Each letter of the answer is encoded by the sum of the ordinal rank of two States, across some 16 different continuum.

Example:

 States Alphabetically +

Alabama (the first State flag) is the 1st state, alphabetically.
Wyoming (the second State flag) is the 50th state, alphabetically.
1 + 50 = 51, so the “letter” of the solution that this example could represent is encoded as 51.

For your chance at this week’s fabulous prize, a \$50 ThinkGeek Gift Certificate (courtesy of ThinkGeek), send the description of my favorite state by end of week to GeekDad Central.

 States by Total Area + States by ASCII Sum (All Caps w/Spaces) + States Alphabetically by Capital City + States by 2013 Population + States by Age of Older Senator + States by date of Statehood + States Alphabetically by Abbrevation + States by House-Max District # Rep Name + States by % Water + States by Population per House Seat (2010) + States by ASCII Sum All Caps w/Spaces + States Alphabetically + States by Name of Younger Senator + States by Land Area + States by House-01 District Rep Name + States Reverse Alphabetically +

Good luck, and use any and all resources at your disposal.

NOTE: I am leaving the comments ON for this post, please post if there are any obvious errors. Please don’t post any answers in the comments, but let me know if the puzzle is “broken,” so that I can fix it.

Judd is a life long IT and math geek, currently adding value in the area of digital analytics. Dad to both Max and Nora, who frequently star in the puzzles he writes for GeekDad, his dear wife Allison has learned to tolerate the constant puns.