Crossword No. 1117 by Michael Hannon

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27 June 2011

Across

 1 Semitic deity unearthed in past era — Pharaonic? (6)

 4 Underwear Heather presented to the Queen — that is the limit! (8)

 9 Church official throwing out racists (7)

11 Oils apt to run — this canvas must be hung very high (7)

12 Purgative derived from animal oestrogen (5)

13 Irish Republic confronts the North voting against peace plan (9)

14 They could help you see, say, girls — you must get taken in! (10)

16 Little change in Mumbai woman (4)

19 Not a clear choice for Lily (4)

20 A railway company provides room for endowed accommodation (10)

22 Commanding officer conceals resolution about final climax (9)

23 Bad smell detected in the wake of North American prophet (5)

25 Country art in France — excellent, not backward (7)

26 Hobble gundog I exchanged for small canine (7)

27 Presbytery meeting no longer needing monarch (is held in church) (8)

28 Fresh student body established in University education (6)

Down

 1 Will has the last word after little time in exam (9)

 2 Maybe the front page: ‘Incumbent finally gets the chop’ (5)

 3 We hear enlightened scientist is suitable for holy orders (8)

 5 Seniors in sect disrupted prayers for other people (13)

 6 Open-mouthed, sanctimonious type is captured by criminal band (6)

 7 Maybe tackles mountain again — and scree’s on the move (9)

 8 Welshman — attached to Newcastle perhaps (5)

10 Turbulent nation hassles citizens receiving early apostolic letters (13)

15 Heroic cause curtailed where earth-shattering event occurs? (9)

17 ‘. . . the disciples were _____ for fear of the Jews’ (John 20.19, AV) ((9)

18 Source of flowing penmanship? (8)

21 Like a religious image made of one ellipse? (6)

22 Fabric salesman brought into church (5)

24 This classical American trick (5)

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