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WildernessWord, June 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 June 20, to: All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five Leatherman Micra multitools worth $59.99 – see prize details below.


7. NZ river that flows from King Country to Tasman Sea (7)
9. Regular wilderness activity will help you avoid becoming this (5)
10. Code word representing letter T in radio communication (5)
11. _____ Pursuits Centre – provider of wilderness experiences for students (7)
12. ___ off – starts day’s tramping (3)
13. Large NZ creepy-crawly you might see (5,4)
16. Slide of large mass of snow and ice down mountainside (9)
19. Handy reference for wilderness adventure (3)
20. Tramper with long experience, eg (7)
22. Arrive at 5 Down spot by helicopter, maybe?! (3,2)
23. Provide with necessary gear (5)
24. Examines and records detailed land features in order to produce 19 Across (7)


1. _____ ___ Sky – NZ outdoor clothing company (5,3)
2. Seabird with large colony at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay (6)
3. Mt _____ – highest peak in Waikato region (8)
4. ____ Island – small island in marine reserve near Auckland (4)
5. Far from civilisation – real wilderness! (6)
6. Introduced animal that causes damage to NZ native forests (4)
8. _____ River – tributary of Manawatu River with source in Ruahine Range (5)
14. NZ native ponga is this (4,4)
15. Mountain climber (8)
17. Mt _____ – peak in Kahurangi National Park (6)
18. Volcanic hills (5)
19. Havoc that might result when hut is very overcrowded (6)
20. Panoramic expanse seen from hilltop (4)
21. Essential piece of mountain climbing gear (4)

Hidden Solution: Use this for wilderness well-being (9,4)
May’s hidden solution: Biosecurity

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