Crossword 9077 by Arahoden

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Across

1. Spawning Sheelin River 50% precedes cardboard box (4,6)

7. Fair place near Kingscourt (4)

9. Saint for Lavey Upper and Lower (2,6)

10. A hill to climb near Virginia (6)

11. River crossing behind Butlers (6)

13. Attacked as ladies upset (8)

14. Completes a parish with Drumlumman South (12)

17. Crossdoney place of hospitality (9,3)

20. Fortified post town on the Fermanagh border (8)

21. First name for the former Bishop Quinn (6)

22. Heavy and filling food set dog astray (6)

23. Exiles seeking safety urge fees rearrangement (8)

25. Summer festival sounds like faith (4)

26. Saints playing football in Bawnboy (10)

Down

2. A trailer burst relating to major traffic route (8)

3. Park in Ballyjamesduff (3)

4. More than enough found in Killydream please (5)

5. Translate Irish instruction College in Ballyhaise (7)

6. Insensitive head skeleton for US dope (9)

7. Kilmore Bishop elect changes seminary hat (6,5)

8. Blooming plant with blossoms on both sides of Florencourt Tower (6)

12. Brady glides around former Mountnugent (11)

15. Financial assessment for welfare benefits (5,4)

16. Manipulate a civil or structural expert (8)

18. Display of bad temper in Manhattan Trump (7)

19. Frame of rods found before bridge on the border (6)

21. Exceptionally bad in Carratraw fully explained (5)

24. Follows Glan opening in the Cuilcaghs (3)

WIN

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