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WildernessWord, April 2019

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the blue squares to spell out the hidden solution. Send your answer, name and address, by April 21, to: wildernessword@lifestylepublishing.co.nz, or WildernessWord, PO Box 251566, Pakuranga, Auckland 2140. All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five Marmot Fleece Gloves worth $39.95

Across
1. _____ Conservation Park – centred around Ashburton Lakes District in mid-Canterbury (8)
5. Narrow strip of land that juts out into sea (4)
9. Something that is essential for survival (5)
10. Kākā are NZ native ones sometimes seen in bush (7)
11. Red _____ – NZ butterfly you might spot in wilderness (7)
13. NZ native tree of genus and species Myoporum laetum (5)
15. Highest level of branches and foliage in forest (6)
16. Retrace your steps if route is impassable (2,4)
18. Move like surface of stormy sea (5)
19. Hectic routine of city life – escape this in wilderness! (3,4)
21. Southern gateway to Tongariro National Park (7)
23. Becomes tired and loses energy during strenuous wilderness adventure (5)
24. How muscles feel after extreme effort? (4)
25. Mountain _____ – NZ flowering alpine plants (8)

Down
1. Lake _____ – lake fed by Hunter River in Otago Region (5)
2. NZ-founded outdoor apparel and equipment company (9)
3. High rocky hill (3)
4. Small wave on surface of water (6)
6. Person experienced in handling rigours of outdoor adventure (3)
7. Type of grass growing around Desert Road in NZ’s North Island (7)
8. Hard copy of topo map, eg (8)
12. Attaching yourself to fellow mountaineers for safety (6,2)
14. _____ Valley – in Tararua Range between Hutt Valley and Kapiti Coast (9)
15. Shining _____ – summer migrant birds common throughout NZ (7)
17. Light refreshing wind (6)
20. Moves gently and carefully in tight spot between rocks (5)
22. You get plenty of fresh ___ in wilderness (3)
23. In good physical shape for wilderness activity (3)

Hidden solution: Rocky accumulation (7,7)
March’s hidden solution: Bike helmet

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