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## Challenge #265: Keep In Touch

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A solution to last week's challenge can be found here

This week's challenge was submitted by @CharlieS - Thank you for your submission!

Each of the states in the USA have a proud history and unique culture. They also have unique two letter abbreviations. Inspired by this NPR Sunday Puzzle, use the two letter abbreviations from four states that border each other to create eight letter words.

One input contains spatial objects for each state and the other contains eight letter words. Find the possible combinations given the constraints above.

11 - Bolide

@CharlieS Thank you for the challenge!

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Batch Macro to identify bordering states:
12 - Quasar

Fun challenge on Monday morning! Good one, @CharlieS!

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11 - Bolide

Fun challenge. Got slightly different results (MOONLIKE? IL,MO,NE,OK; MAINLINE? IA,IL,MN,NE), not sure if I misunderstood it 😅

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Overcomplicated it by using some prime list to compute anagrams

17 - Castor
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Not my prettiest work, and I didn't do the bonus challenge.

15 - Aurora

My solution.

I got the another result.

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Some Words have multiple combinations.

17 - Castor
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I thought about a macro for the spatial matches but went with 3 spatial match tools...
8 - Asteroid
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16 - Nebula
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5 - Atom

Interesting Challenge!