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WildernessWord, February 2020

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the blue squares to spell out the hidden solution. Send your answer, name and address, by February 20, to:, or WildernessWord, PO Box 251566, Pakuranga, Auckland 2140. All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five Kiwi Camping LED lanterns and power banks worth $50.

7. Spread sleeping mat ready for use (4,3)
9. Narrow bay between headlands (5)
10. Small mountain lakes (5)
11. Large groups of fish in ocean (7)
12. Sea creatures with wing-like fins found in bays and near rocky reefs (5,4)
14. Piece of handy advice from experienced tramper, eg (3)
16. Fluid circulating in plants (3)
18. Biological community with interaction between organisms and environment (9)
21. _____ Falls Track – in Kaimai-Mamaku Conservation Park (7)
22. _____ River – Southland waterway that flows into Foveaux Strait (5)
23. Shore where land meets sea (5)
24. Enduring strength and energy needed to complete extreme outdoor contest (7)

1. General word for animals you might see in wilderness (8)
2. _____ Peak – high point in Fiordland National Park (6)
3. This plant can make rocks slippery (4)
4. Canopy for overnight camp! (5,3)
5. Go ___-___ – use maximum energy and resources during tramp, eg (3-3)
6. Vehicles that could be used to transport expedition gear (4)
8. Protective outer layer of plant seed (5)
13. Face the _____ – deal with bad weather in wilderness (8)
15. Type of dried meat for snacking on – good source of energy (8)
17. Self-preservation and survival are _____ instincts (6)
19. Follows alpine guide’s instructions, eg (5)
20. ___ ___ dry – term for extended extreme drought, especially in Australia (3,3)
21. High-tech fabrics ____ moisture away from skin (4)
22. Principal settlement on Stewart Island (4)

Hidden solution: Where to cool off in wilderness in summer (9)
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