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WildernessWord, June 2020

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the blue squares to spell out the hidden solution. Send your answer, name and address to: wildernessword@lifestylepublishing.co.nz, or WildernessWord, PO Box 251566, Pakuranga, Auckland 2140. 

Across
7. Lake _____ – enigmatic spot in Mt Aspiring National Park! (7)
9. Dawn chorus of native birds can make a lot of this (5)
10. Nymph of rivers, springs and waterfalls in Greek mythology (5)
11. What tramping boots are traditionally made of (7)
12. Fellow trampers in hut? (7)
14. Source of light in wilderness (5)
16. _____ Pass – mountain pass in NZ Southern Alps (5)
18. Remove this to take photos in the wilderness! (4,3)
20. Endangered marsh bird of heron family with brown streaked plumage (7)
21. Early morning cold in outdoors (5)
22. Large NZ native tree (5)
23. Deep narrow steep-sided valleys (7)

Down
1. Cardinal compass point that is 0 or 360 degrees (3,5)
2. Cross river where it’s shallow (4)
3. Small rounded hills (6)
4. Detach carabiners and ropes (8)
5. Become dry and shrivelled like plants during drought (6)
6. Introduced animal that causes damage to NZ native forests (4)
8. Bay and river in northern Fiordland (5)
13. Fearless in face of wilderness challenge (8)
15. Container holding well-deserved tipple at end of long tramp! (3,5)
17. _____’s Pass – another mountain pass in NZ’s Southern Alps (6)
18. Inners used to protect sleeping bags (6)
19. Mound of stones used as landmark (5)
20. Mode of transport for wilderness trails (4)
21. Small sheltered inlet between rocky headlands (4)

Hidden solution: How to keep wilderness legacy for our kids (12)
April’s hidden solution: Survival blanket