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WildernessWord, November 2016

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 November 20 to All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five SOL Heatsheets Survival Blankets.

1. Small flittering birds seen in NZ bush (8)
6. Attachment device that may be part of backpack (4)
8. NZ tree of genus Myrsine common in lowland areas (6)
9. Mountaineers may need this at high altitudes (6)
10. Low-lying marshy areas with grassy vegetation (4)
11. _____ Track – alpine track between Wanaka and Arrowtown (8)
12. See 14 Down (6)
14. Move over terrain with long bouncy gait (6)
16. One of great oceans of world (8)
19. Courage and determination needed for 4 Down (4)
20. _____ Track – tramping track in Fiordland National Park (6)
21. Abel _____ National Park – great NZ outdoor area (6)
22. This sort of tramping gear may still be in good condition and save you money (4)
23. _____ Hole – cave system in Takaka Hill near Golden Bay (8)

2. _____ River – large NZ river flowing through Marlborough (7)
3. Stumbles on tree root (5)
4. Annual outdoor endurance race (7)
5. Look around for suitable campsite, eg (5)
6. _____-clear – like unpolluted lake or stream (7)
7. Become frozen on surface (3,2)
13. Moved through very constricted part of cave, maybe (7)
14. Personal _____ 12 Across – wilderness safety device (7)
15. _____ Bound – NZ outdoor challenge organisation (7)
17. Long arduous tramps (5)
18. Source of light in wilderness (5)
19. Useful gadget such as Swiss Army knife (5)

Hidden Solution: They’re hardy growers! (6,6)
October’s hidden solution: Ngauruhoe

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