Apex 2006 bonus solution

 

Misprints contribute to the spelling of POHUTUKAWA at 1 down – this tree erupts into red flowers in December, and is thus known as the New Zealand Christmas tree.

ACROSS

2          IOP; IMP; I op

4          RHH; REH; r HH

5          NOUEN; NOMEN; i.e. E in noun

7          ANTNA; ANONA; ant na

8          STYUENE; STYRENE; y in anag.

9          ODASM; ODISM; hidden rev.

13        DEWRN; DEARN; dew RN

14        DOAIA; DOLIA; DOA I a

 

DOWN

2          IRONY; 2 mngs.

3          PHENE; H in pene

5          NAT; tan (rev.)

6          NAN; n a n

9          ODD; OD’d

10        DEO; hidden

11        SRI; Sr. I

12        MNA; m(a)na

 

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