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')

_______ _______ 445 deriding the hours before noon (7,8)
_______ _______ 446 deserve a weasel-like mammalian pet (5,6)
_______ _______ 447 despise Maine (4,5)
_______ _______ 448 despises dark oval single stone fruits (5,5)
_______ _______ 449 despondency in the Welsh valley (3,5)
_______ _______ 450 destroy a lawnkeeping implement (5,4)
_______ _______ 451 detective who seeks veracity (5,6)
_______ _______ 452 determine the cost of the cereal grass (5,4)
_______ _______ 453 determine whether the bipedal flesh-eating dinosaur is male or female (3,3)
_______ _______ 454 determines that the gate fasteners are identical (7,7)

Answers: 445. is scorning morning, 446. merit ferret, 447. hate state, 448. hates dates, 449. cwm gloom, 450. break rake, 451. truth sleuth, 452. price rice, 453. sex Rex, 454. matches latches,

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