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WildernessWord, March 2020

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the blue squares to spell out the hidden solution. Send your answer, name and address, by March 22nd, to: wildernessword@lifestylepublishing.co.nz, or WildernessWord, PO Box 251566, Pakuranga, Auckland 2140. . All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five pairs of Kiwi Camping tumblers worth $39.98.

Across
1. _____ Mountains – in southern Fiordland near Lake Hauroko (8)
6. These help to anchor tent (4)
8. Isolated hills with steep sides and flat tops (6)
9. _____-eyed penguin – endangered NZ native bird (6)
10. Small wooded valley (4)
11. Steady flows of waterways (8)
13. Panoramic view of surrounding countryside (5)
14. Sleeveless garments handy for outdoor activities (5)
16. Possum, stoat or rat in NZ bush, eg (8)
18. Word for lake in Scotland (4)
20. Deep ravine formed by river in area with little rainfall (6)
22. Any sort of mushroom-like fungus seen growing in wilderness (6)
23. Hillary ____ – almost vertical rock face near summit of Mt Everest (4)
24. Area with harbour in NZ’s Far North (8)

Down
2. Track taken on tramp (5)
3. Avoid contact with these bush plants! (7)
4. Te Urewera is located between Wairoa and this area (4,5)
5. This is usually clear and unpolluted in wilderness (3)
6. Your _____ rate goes up with physical exertion (5)
7. Small picturesque caves (7)
12. Sloping area beside natural waterway (9)
13. Green with abundant vegetation (7)
15. Dried fruit that is sometimes ingredient in scroggin (7)
17. What streams often do during long hot summer (3,2)
19. Hold onto to something tightly to stop yourself from falling further (5)
21. Abbreviation of compass point (3)

Hidden solution:
Wetland bird you might see (6,4)

February’s hidden solution:
Waterhole

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