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WildernessWord, January 2017

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 December 18 to: All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five Fill2Pure Extreme Filter Bottles worth $59.99.

1. _____ National Park – on western side of NZ’s South Island (7)
5. Shore where land meets sea (5)
8. Courage and daring – extreme outdoor activity requires this (5)
9. Traditional NZ wet-weather gear (7)
10. Rings inside trunk indicate tree’s one (3)
11. These are rising due to global climate change (3,6)
13. Binds or ties outdoor gear together securely (6)
15. Deep narrow steep-sided valley (6)
18. Winter weather condition you need to seek refuge from (9)
21. In good physical shape for wilderness adventures (3)
22. All-terrain vehicle enthusiasts? (7)
23. Scottish dialectal word for steep high cliff (5)
24. Connected series of mountains (5)
25. Climb down mountain (7)

1. _____ Walk – popular route on Coromandel Peninsula (9)
2. _____ Pass – route through mountains in Canterbury region (7)
3. Tall woody marsh grasses with hollow stems (5)
4. Jacket for hiking day trip (6)
5. Large crater formed by collapse of mouth of volcano after major eruption (7)
6. Good tramping boot provides support for this (5)
7. What tramping plates and mugs used to be made of (3)
12. Protected from winds and bad weather (9)
14. In direction where sun rises (7)
16. Do this to sleeping mat for added comfort and insulation (7)
17. _____ down – settled for night’s sleep in hut (6)
19. _____ River – NZ river near Arthur’s Pass (5)
20. Flat-topped hills with steep sides (5)
22. Organisation that deals with NZ’s natural heritage (1,1,1)

Hidden Solution: Huge magnificence in NZ forest (4,6)
December’s hidden solution: Hunua Ranges

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