A spread-spectrum CDMA interference canceler for reducing interference in a DS/CDMA receiver having N chip-code channels. The interference canceler includes a plurality of correlators (54, 64, 74), a plurality of spread-spectrum-processing circuits (55, 65, 75), subtracting circuits (150), and channel correlators (146). Using a plurality of chip-code signals generated from chip codeword signal generators (52, 62, 72), the correlators (54, 64, 74) despreads the spread-spectrum CDMA signal as a plurality of despread signals. The plurality of spread-spectrum-processing circuits (55, 65, 75) uses a timed version of the plurality of chip-code signals generated from the delay devices (53, 63, 73), for spread-spectrum processing the plurality of despread signals. For recovering a code channel using an ith chip-code-signal, the subtracting circuits (150) subtracts from the spread-spectrum CDMA signal, each of the N-1 spread-spectrum-processed-despread signals thereby generating a subtracted signal. The channel-correlator (146) despreads the subtracted signal.