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WildernessWord, July 2018

Crossword by Pam Hutton

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the blue squares to spell out the hidden solution. Send your answer, name and address, by July 20, to: All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five GU Energy Stroopwafel prize packs worth $51.


1. _____ Range – South Island mountains between Toaroha Valley and West Coast plain (9)
6. Long-tailed one is NZ nocturnal mammal (3)
8. Long stories of heroic wilderness exploits (5)
9. _____ oneself – gets bearings in unfamiliar surroundings (7)
10. Residue of extinguished campfire (3)
11. What gently uneven terrain does (9)
13. Maori name for kingfisher (6)
14. Swiss mountain house with sloping roof and wide eaves (6)
18. Lake used to store water for community use (9)
20. Compete for Ironman title, eg (3)
21. Literary way of referring to sea or sky (3,4)
23. This might describe extreme outdoor challenge (5)
24. ___ Star – another name for Sirius – see it in night sky (3)
25. _____ Cove – location of marine reserve on Coromandel Peninsula (9)


1. Kauri _____ – fatal disease affecting NZ kauri trees (7)
2. Filmy ferns in NZ bush are these types of plants (9)
3. Someone who helps when things go wrong in wilderness (7)
4. Avoid these by escaping to wilderness! (6)
5. Having bushcraft _____ is essential in wilderness (5)
6. ___ Lomond – mountain located near Queenstown (3)
7. _____ out – puts new outdoor gear through its paces (5)
12. Heel lift mechanism on some snowshoes (9)
15. Description of Himalayan wilderness yeti! (7)
16. Part of body that can be affected by ill-fitting tramping boots (7)
17. Royal _____ and Bird Protection Society of NZ – environmental organisation (6)
18. Gave ranking to difficulty level of tramping track (5)
19. Item left in DOC hut long ago, maybe? (5)
22. ___ on – encourage to keep going on difficult tramp, eg (3)

Hidden Solution: South Island coastal location (8,4)
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