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Wilderness Word, September 2016

Crossword by Pam Hutton

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the shaded squares to spell out the hidden solution. Send your answer, name and address by September 19 to: All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five SOL Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy bags.


8. _____ Track – NZ tramping track at northern edge of Fiordland (9)

9. When you expect to reach destination (1,1,1)

10. Agile and supple – wilderness activity might keep you this way (5)

11. Overbalanced and fell (7)

12. Watch wildlife without disturbing (7)

14. Scene of wilderness peace and beauty, maybe (5)

16. _____ River – NZ river in Tasman region (5)

18. Wildlife you might see in southern waters (7)

20. Location device for wilderness adventures (7)

21. Go by mountain bike (5)

22. Protect yourself from this in wilderness in summer (3)

23. Height above sea level (9)


1. Areas of sea or lake very near shore (8)

2. Tramping gives these muscles a workout! (6)

3. Circular pattern of currents in ocean basin (4)

4. Tall NZ grass with plume-like flower heads (6)

5. Process of changing or evolving to suit environment (8)

6. Mt _____ – NZ peak in Arthur’s Pass region (6)

7. ____ and sea – this covers most wilderness options! (4)

13. Goes back along same track (8)

15. Portable lamps for camping (8)

17. Mt _____ – alternative name for Mt Taranaki (6)

18. Lower sections in mountain ranges used as routes (6)

19. Sea _____ – marine creature also known as kina in NZ (6)

20. Warm and snug by campfire (4)

21. Steep rugged rock or cliff (4)

Hidden Solution: Coastal wildlife (13)

August’s hidden solution: Rangitikei

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