AZ -> +1

TN -> +1

-4 <- NV

-6 <- PA

GA -> +4

What US city is this? (2 words)




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The city is


I got it by

Take all the combinations of two letters in order AA, AB, AC, ... ZX, ZY, ZZ.
Clue AZ -> +1 means to move forward one in the list from AZ, which would be BA
Same goes for the other clues, with the negative numbers meaning to go backwards in the list, giving us BA, TO, NR, OU, GE as the new pairs.
The clue didn't help as I associate Microsoft with Washington. I didn't know they had anything special going on in Louisiana.

  • $\begingroup$ Microsoft was a hint because of Microsoft Excel, where the columns follow this pattern. $\endgroup$
    – trakmack
    Commented Jan 2, 2015 at 21:02
  • $\begingroup$ @PhilippeOlivier Why the arrows, and why do negatives go right to left? $\endgroup$
    – xnor
    Commented Jan 3, 2015 at 2:20
  • $\begingroup$ @xnor Now that I think about it I should not have put the +/- signs, but just the arrows. The plan was to make you think (take the first line for example) that the US city had something to do with a state East of Arizona. $\endgroup$
    – trakmack
    Commented Jan 3, 2015 at 5:55

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