Cryptic across

6 Biblical mountain where, at halfway, Gilead meets the serpent (6)

8 German poet is to attend to English article (6)

9 River’s welcome is in the spectacles all around (4)

10 Trunk of sailor found in bits in Chelsea? Chester, perhaps? (3,5)

11 Hail old woman standing in for painter (7)

13 Survived after barbarian almost comes close (3,2)

15 Kind of word to check? (5)

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