Setka – Cryptic Setka

How to play Setka, the short version:

  • Answer each clue using only Puzzle Letters and vowels.

  • Clue answers, minus vowels and duplicate letters, go in the corresponding boxes in the grid. Only Puzzle Letters in the grid!

  • Puzzle Letters can be entered forward/backward/up/down/L-shape, but not jumbled. They also cannot repeat in a row or column.

For the optimal playing experience, play on your device in landscape mode (hold your device horizontally).

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CRYPTIC SETKA, 7×7 grid
Puzzle Letters: C, R, Y, P, T, S, K

1.    1.    1.    2.    3.    3.    3.   

4.    5.    1.    2.    6.    7.    7.   

4.    5.    8.    2.    6.    9.    10.

11. 5.    8.    12. 6.    9.    10.

11. 11. 13. 12. 6.    14. 15.

16. 13. 13. 12. 6.    14. 15.

16. 16. 17. 18. 18. 14. 15.



Need help? Check out the Setka+ board. The plus sign denotes where each clue answer starts.

Setka+

1+              1.               1.              2+              3+             3.              3.             
4+              5.               1.              2.               6+              7+            7.             
4.                5.               8+             2.               6.              9.             10.             
11.             5+             8.             12+            6.              9+            10+            
11.            11+           13.           12.             6.             14.           15+            
16.            13+           13.           12.             6.              14.           15.            
16.           16+            17.           18.            18+          14+         15.            

Clues


1. A certain chanticleer is downright hubristic.


2. An iron in the fire when you play your cards right.


3. You can live roundly when yogurt gives up weightlessness.


4. Do it softly in order to flex the hips.


5. A pigpen where the sun rises is an eyesore.


6. “The play’s the thing” in it, but traced by hand.


7. A repurposed coat makes a good Mexican dish.


8. Mystery writer par excellence–the opposite of drab!


9. Normally seen at festivities, but the yellow kind shares its name with a Muse.


10. For compensation, the puppies bark confusedly.


11. Whipping sound when you decipher code.


12. It’s even with being some big feet.


13. Ready-made wear from it is torture.


14. Some would say mawkish while extolling the virtue of a maple tree.


15. On a quest gets a partial glimpse of the star of “The King and I.”


16. A gentle hit against what sounds like the ultimate question seals it up.


17. Sounds like assent, but birds need ascent for this view!


18. One can achieve a goal, and several provide enjoyment.





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