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WildernessWord, October 2020

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the blue squares to spell out the hidden solution. Email your answer, name and address, by October 20, to: wildernessword@lifestylepublishing.co.nz. All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five Kiwi Camping Ripper Stools.

Across
1. _NZ shorebird seen on beaches and tidal estuaries (8)
6. Passes between mountain peaks (4)
8. Source of potential danger on track – fallen tree, eg (6)
9. Tall NZ grass with plume-like flower heads (6)
10. Of impressive beauty and scale – could describe 20 Down (8)
12. ____ stilt – NZ wetland bird you might spot (4)
13. “It was _ ____ and stormy night” – not ideal for a tramping trip! (1,4)
15. Low-lying boggy tract of land (5)
17. Froth formed on surface of sea (4)
19. Rainy day entertainment in hut, maybe (4,4)
21. One way to get your bearings (3-3)
22. The _____’s Teeth – challenging high route in Kahurangi National Park (6)
23. ____ down – settle for night’s sleep in hut bunk (4)
24. _____ Forest Park – protected area near Wellington (8)

Down
2. _____ Arches – large curved limestone formations near Karamea (7)
3. Leave no _____ – do not destroy or pollute environment (5)
4. ___ Rocks Track – Wellington coastal walk with fur seal colony (3)
5. Last person to arrive at hut for night (9)
6. Brown _____ – small NZ bird also known as pipipi (7)
7. You need boots with good grip on this sort of track surface (5)
11. Shelter under tree from heavy rain, eg (4,5)
14. These could be ingredients for scroggin (7)
16. Sleeping option in wilderness (7)
18. _____ Central Rail Trail – for cyclists and walkers (5)
20. Massive kauri tree, eg! (5)
22. Headlamp with failing battery will be this (3)

Hidden solution: NZ tramping and biking option in West Coast region (7,5)
September’s hidden solution: Southern rata

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