Cryptic across

8 With no Church direction to lead, he met his maker before death (5)

9 Root’s stemming him – zero and out! (7)

10 State in the OT: it’s taking donkey’s years almost to get road’s backing (7)

11 Bring down American camp (5)

12 Essence of devilry? (4)

13 Rocking Vincent’s little girl by the book (7)

17 Exist in an alternative way among Africans, bearing with the tribal leader (7)

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