Setka – New York

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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NEW YORK, 5×5 grid
Puzzle Letters: N, W, Y, R, K

1.    1.    2.    2.    3.   

4.    4.    4.    5.    6.   

7.    8.    9.    9.    6.   

10. 8.    11. 11. 11.

10. 8.    12. 12. 12.

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


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7.             8.            9.              9+          6.            
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10.          8+         12+          12.        12.       


1. Subway line with derisive nickname due to its infrequent (sometimes non-existent) service.

2. First female chief judge of the Court of Appeals, NY’s highest court (last name only).

3. Emotion when seeing the NYC skyline at night for the first time.

4. Something you may do conspicuously when a celeb walks by. Ho hum, no big deal.

5. It’s hard to __________ out a living in the Big Apple. Even with a salary your parents dreamed of, or could thrive on, you may live in a shoe box crawling with things that make you go “__________!”.

6. Former NY senator made (in)famous for his duel with the nation’s first Secretary of the Treasury (first name only).

7. Majestic call of the animals guarding the main branch of the NY public library (or more precisely the sound they would make if they weren’t statues).

8. Jeter, Mantle, or DiMaggio.

9. EWR, JFK, and LGA are places to fly __________ from the city. Nice place to visit and all that.

10. ___________ Gardens, Queens neighborhood.

11. NYC is famous for its cadre of professionals treating people who __________ a lot. Oh, we hope this clue is good enough.

12. The summer in the city is sometimes associated with a __________ odor. Fancy people go to the Hamptons, but the __________ and file stay put and deal with it!

Prefer to play Setka with pencil and paper? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Download and print the pdfs below.

Download and play Setka, New York

Download and play Setka+, New York