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WildernessWord, March 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 March 19 to: All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five blister protection packs from Walk On.


7. _____ Training New Zealand (OTNZ) – offers courses in bushcraft, river safety etc (7)
9. Large NZ native tree (5)
10. _____ Pass – pass in NZ Southern Alps (5)
11. _____ point – elevated spot with great view (7)
12. What tramping boots are traditionally made of (7)
14. Clumsy and unskilled – experienced mountaineer is not this (5)
16. Multi-purpose eating utensil for campers and trampers (5)
18. Relating to open sea (7)
20. _____ yourself – made great physical or mental efforts (7)
21. _____ Peak – iconic NZ South Island mountain (5)
22. Small stream (5)
23. Protected outdoor sanctuary (7)


1. Precarious grips for climbers (8)
2. Distinct layers seen in sedimentary rocks (6)
3. Morepork has distinctive one (4)
4. Explore marine wilderness, maybe (4-4)
5. Gas used in some camping stoves (6)
6. Natural movement of sea (4)
8. Stretch of water to be negotiated during tramp (5)
13. NZ township on West Coast of South Island (8)
15. _____ out – exhausted from hard day’s tramp, eg (8)
17. One of main settlements on Waiheke Island (6)
18. Purchase tramping gear online, eg (5)
19. The great outdoors! (6)
20. ____ and flows – what 6 Down does (4)
21. This plant can make rocks slippery (4)

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