By combining consecutively the standard two-letter postal abbreviations for the U.S. states,
you can create words that fit the definitions below.   The numbers in parentheses indicate
the lengths of the words.   Getting 10 or more correct is OK; 18 or more is, DEAR ME, quite good.

1. Atlanta-based soda company (4 4)
2. Pink skin lotion ingredient (8)
3. "Semper Fi" guy (6)
4. Space Invaders, Asteroids, or Pac-Man, for example (6, 4)

5. Dynasty star _____ Sue Martin (6)
6. The most widely spoken form of Chinese (8)
7. 1982 Best Picture starring Ben Kingsley (6)
8. Relating to a tropical disease (8)

9. Nearly extinct California vulture with a 10-foot wingspan (6)
10. Character-testing experience (6)
11. Wool-bearing South American animal (6)
12. Supersonic aircraft (8)

13. Cooked squid (8)
14. Amaretto flavoring (6)
15. Enter a country forcefully (6)
16. Red China, to Taiwan (8)

17. May Day? (8)
18. French mathematician Blaise, who has a computer language named after him (6)
19. Having blossoms (6)
20. Place where anthracite is dug up (4, 4)

21. Country that borders Mozambique, Tanznia, and Zambia (6)
22. The largest moon of Jupiter (8)