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Alaskans trashing Alabama, blasted state (6)


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'state' is the definition.
(I know that Kansas is a state)

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(Other definitions for kansas that I've seen before include "State N. of Oklahoma" , "State of central USA" , "Where Dorothy and Toto lived with Aunt Em" , "US state, joined 1861" , "State north of Oklahoma" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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