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WildernessWord, July 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 July 26, to: wildernessword@lifestylepublishing.co.nz. All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five Kiwi Camping collapsible bowl sets worth $20.

Across
1. _____ River – fast-flowing river in Otago region (8)
6. Hearty camping or tramping meal (4)
8. Remove ties from tramping boots (6)
9. Small natural waterway (6)
10. Large NZ parrot of genus Nestor (4)
11. High-energy snack for trampers (8)
12. Mountain range and valley ski area in north-west Canterbury (11)
15. These can be used to navigate 1 Across (3,5)
18. Small NZ tree also known as Pittosporum crassifolium (4)
20. _____ out – supplied with all necessary gear for outdoor adventure (6)
21. Far from civilisation – like real wilderness! (6)
22. Low to moderately fertile wetlands (4)
23. _____ sickness – result of oxygen deficiency that can affect mountaineers (8)

Down
2. _____ Ranges – block of hilly country south-east of Auckland (5)
3. NZ lizard-like reptile (7)
4. Panoramic expanses seen from hilltops (5)
5. Protected outdoor sanctuary (7)
6. Small spray of leaves on plant stem (5)
7. Exhilarated happiness at achieving outdoor challenge, eg (7)
12. Long narrow fissure in rock – can be useful for handhold (7)
13. Parasite found in NZ waterways that can cause diarrhoea (7)
14. Untidy and dishevelled – how you look at end of multi-day tramp?! (7)
16. Insect ones can be itchy or sore (5)
17. Herring-like marine fish found in NZ waters (5)
19. Gave ranking to difficulty level of tramping track (5)

Hidden solution: Way to beat wilderness chill! (9,6)
June’s hidden solution: Conservation

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