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WildernessWord, August 2020

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the blue squares to spell out the hidden solution. Email your answer, name and address, by August 23, to: wildernessword@lifestylepublishing.co.nz. All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five Scotchgard Water and Sun Shields.

Across
1. Lines drawn on map connecting points of equal height (8) 
5. ____ jumping – risky sport involving high structures and natural formations (4)
9. Serenity found in wilderness (5)
10. _____ Hut – alpine DOC hut in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park (7)
11. Colour used for safety in outdoor activities (6)
12. Close tent opening securely (3,2)
15. Sounds created by shouts across deep valley (6)
17. Warm woollen headgear for outdoor activity (6)
19. _____ Head Scenic Reserve – coastal forest reserve in Northland (5)
20. NZ bird also known as swamphen (6)
23. Matured like berries on tree (7)
25. Forcible banishment to wilderness, maybe! (5)
26. Loose grit underfoot during coastal or beach walks, eg (4)
27. This describes clear totally unpolluted waterway (8)

Down
1. Headland projecting into sea (4)
2. Mt _____ – active volcano in central North Island (9)
3. Wide open sea (5)
4. Descend vertical cliff using rope (6)
6. Rings inside trunk indicate tree’s one (3)
7. Provided with all necessary gear (8)
8. Momentarily blind fellow tramper with headlamp (6)
13. Site of Pancake Rocks and blowholes on West Coast of South Island (9)
14. Marine wildlife seen on coastal walks (8)
16. Mt _____ National Park – located south of New Plymouth (6)
18. Katipo is one you might find in NZ beach dunes (6)
21. Parts of body that can suffer during downhill trekking (5)
22. Deep narrow wooded valley of stream (4)
24. Belaying ___ – rope can be secured to this when mountain climbing (3)

Hidden Solution: Inland Canterbury water spot (4,9)

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