Image of the May 2019 Wilderness Magazine Cover Read more articles from the
May 2019 Issue
Home / Articles / Crossword

WildernessWord, May 2019

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the blue squares to spell out the hidden solution. Send your answer, name and address, by May 20, to:, or WildernessWord, PO Box 251566, Pakuranga, Auckland 2140. All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five Gasmate Sika stoves worth $39.99.

8. Showing knowledge and proficiency in bushcraft skills, eg (5)
9. North Island mountain that produced significant eruptions in mid-1990s (7)
10. _____ National Park – located at top of South Island and opened in 1996 (9)
11. Stretch of turbulent water where one current flows across another (3)
12. Spreads out sleeping bag (7)
14. _____ up – becoming frozen on surface (5)
16. Put wet smelly tramping gear outside to freshen it up (5)
18. Small waterfall or series of small waterfalls (7)
20. Wilderness cry for help (1,1,1)
21. Bumper tree seed production that leads to huge rise in pest rodent population in NZ (5,4)
23. Rock formation protruding from surrounding land (7)
24. _____ River – NZ river that flows into Waikato River at Ngaruawahia (5)

1. _____ Peninsula – on north-east coast of NZ’s South Island (8)
2. _____ leash keeps your kayak attached to you (6)
3. Celestial body that can be used for navigation (4)
4. Long fern leaves (6)
5. Natural hollows in rocks (8)
6. __ ____ Regional Park – on coastal headland at northern end of Auckland region (2,4)
7. Base-____ – parachute from high promontory (4)
13. Small spotted beetle you might see on tramp (8)
15. Self-introduced duck also known by Maori name tete (4,4)
17. ____ __ the challenge – react positively to rigours of outdoor experience (4,2)
18. Noises made by small birds (6)
19. Any sort of mushroom-like fungus seen growing in wilderness (6)
20. Hard ____ – extremely arduous tramp might be this (4)
22. Harrier ____ – large bird of prey seen throughout NZ (4)

Hidden solution: Activity for wildlife enthusiasts (4,8)
April’s hidden solution: Glacial moraine

Gasmate Sika $39.99
A lightweight stainless steel and aluminium alloy stove with wide-diameter pot supports, glove-friendly flame control, plastic storage case and a two-year warranty.

Subscribe and save 61% for the first five months

$2.50/per month

Gain instant access to all stories, trips and gear reviews for the super low price of $2.50/month (normally $6.50/month) for the first five months. You’ll also get the Wilderness Wildcard, which offers discounts at more than 20 partners around New Zealand.

Just choose a monthly website-only subscription and use coupon code ‘2fifty’ to receive this special price.

Or view all our subscription options.

Already a subscriber? Login Now.

Discount applies to the first five monthly payments after which time the subscription price will revert to the current $6.50/month. Cancel your next payment at any time in your ‘My Account’ page. NZ subscribers only receive WildCard.