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WildernessWord, April 2011


  1. Place to pitch tent (8)
  2. Fixed surveying station on hilltop (4)
  3. Shelter built from blocks of ice (5)
  4. Booming noise of large waterfall (7)
  5. Turn oar while rowing so it passes through air edgeways (7)
  6. Small rounded hill (5)
  7. Noxious algal growth now found in NZ waterways (6)
  8. Scenes of pastoral or wilderness peace and beauty (6)
  9. U-shaped curve in stream (5)
  10. Citrus fruit that are juicy, refreshing and source of vitamin C (7)
  11. More environmentally friendly (7)
  12. Track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country (5)
  13. ____ on – accept challenge of strenuous outdoor activity (4)
  14. Carry these for sleeping on at end of day’s tramp (8)


  1. Steep high face of rock (5)
  2. Wild dabbling duck seen in NZ (7)
  3. Lazy sluggishness – not behaviour of active wilderness enthusiasts! (5)
  4. Large NZ coniferous tree with reddish timber (6)
  5. Means of communication often used by boaties (5)
  6. Noises made by water in small rippling creek (7)
  7. _____ down – settled for night in cabin, eg (6)
  8. Prolonged shortage of rainfall that parches wilderness (7)
  9. _____ the lawn – activity to keep wilderness at bay! (6)
  10. Four-sided boat sail hoisted from yard that is oblique to mast (7)
  11. Route taken on land or sea (6)
  12. _____ in – wear new tramping boots until supple and comfortable (5)
  13. Change details of planned wilderness adventure, eg (5)
  14. Electrolyte drinks help replace these lost in body during tough activity (5)

Hidden Solution: Safe place in wilderness (9)

March’s hidden solution: Mountain range

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