Q: First, name a U.S. state capital. Rearrange its letters to spell the name of another American city. Remove one letter and read the result backward to spell a third American city. Finally, move the first letter of that to the end to spell a fourth American city. The cities are in four different states. What are they?You guys are so good at this that I don't think you need a clue. But if you have solved it, you'll notice the state names have something in common. On an unrelated note, I like how RALEIGH (North Carolina) anagrams into HAIR GEL (or LEG HAIR). :)
Edit: "guys" is a synonym of "males" which is an anagram of the first two cities. And all the states start with vowels.
A: SALEM (Oregon), SELMA (Alabama), AMES (Iowa), MESA (Arizona)