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WildernessWord, September 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 September 20, to:,
or WildernessWord, PO Box 251566, Pakuranga, Auckland 2140. All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five Kiwi Camping Tri Stools worth $34.99.

1. _____ Kauri Park – nature reserve on west coast of the Northland region (8)
6. NZ native nikau is this sort of tree (4)
8. Marine mollusc that Bluff is famed for (6)
9. Low area of land between hills (6)
10. Sport of ascending mountains and rock faces (8)
12. You need to do this as part of a triathlon (4)
13. Easy way to cross a river (6)
15. Metaphorical figures of speech – eg ‘Mother Nature’ (6)
17. What sandfly bites do (4)
19. Exhilarates and spurs on – what magnificent outdoor vista does to you (8)
21. Bat is NZ’s only native land _____ (6)
22. Coatings formed when metal objects are exposed to wilderness elements (6)
23. Stages in long tramp or wilderness trip (4)
24. Mountaineering requires _____ and agility (8)

2. Southern _____ albatross – large seabird found in subantarctic islands (5)
3. This describes true remote wilderness (7)
4. Late Edmund Hillary’s title of public recognition (3)
5. Directs course of boat or kayak (9)
6. Walking _____ – stabilising gear sometimes used by hikers (5)
7. Area such as flank of hill that is sheltered from wind (3,4)
11. Large flat frozen expanses in polar regions (3,6)
14. Go back along same track (7)
16. Point of view held on use of 1080 and pest control, eg (7)
18. Decomposed organic matter formed by rotting leaves on forest floor (5)
20. _____ yourself – make great physical or mental efforts (5)
22. Something you need for trip in dinghy (3)

Hidden solution: North Island place for adventuring (7,7)
August’s hidden solution: Shelter belt


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