Rhyme and Reason by Adrian Hoad-Reddick
The answers to the following clues take the form of two rhyming words (e.g. obese feline = 'fat cat')

_______ _______ 252 bagpipe-player kidnapper (5,6)
_______ _______ 253 bake a large hoarse-voiced crow (4,4)
_______ _______ 255 ballyhoo promoting the stomach tissue of (5,4)
_______ _______ 256 Bambi, for example? (5,4)
_______ _______ 257 barren playground (5,4)
_______ _______ 258 barren seven day period (5,4)
_______ _______ 259 baseballer at bat, showing better health (6,6)
_______ _______ 260 basement occupant (6,7)
_______ _______ 261 bashful Londoners (8,7)
_______ _______ 262 battle between men in armour (6,5)
_______ _______ 263 bear covered in a fine rain (7,7)
_______ _______ 264 beast who devours a shoe mender (7,7)
_______ _______ 265 bed covering edged in fine metal (4,5)
_______ _______ 266 beer and ginger ale mix left too long on the beach (5,6)
_______ _______ 267 beer making supply store (3,4)
_______ _______ 268 Belgian airtight bag (7,7)
_______ _______ 269 Belgian pimple (7,7)
_______ _______ 270 biased fire chief (7,7)
_______ _______ 271 bicycle built for two - chosen unsystematically (6,6)
_______ _______ 272 bicycle wheel feature snapped (5,5)
_______ _______ 273 big credit card bill (5,6)
_______ _______ 274 Bill Gates, perhaps? (3,4)
_______ _______ 275 bind the arms of the sycophant (6,6)
_______ _______ 276 biscuit made by a first-time baker (6,6)
_______ _______ 277 bisect segment of a triangle (6,4)

Answers: 252. piper swiper, 253. cook rook, 255. tripe hype, 256. drawn fawn, 257. stark park, 258. bleak week, 259. fitter hitter, 260. cellar dweller, 261. skittish British, 262. knight fight, 263. drizzly grizzly, 264. cobbler gobbler, 265. gilt quilt, 266. sandy shandy, 267. hop shop, 268. Walloon balloon, 269. Flemish blemish, 270. partial marshal, 271. random tandem, 272. spoke broke, 273. large charge, 274. DOS boss, 275. pinion minion, 276. rookie cookie, 277. divide side,

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