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')

_______ _______ 246 avoid the church (5,4)
_______ _______ 247 away from the coast of Suomi (6,7)
_______ _______ 248 baby a person employed to display clothing (6,5)
_______ _______ 249 back end of the crude floating vessel (4,3)
_______ _______ 250 bad news, then the good (5,5)
_______ _______ 251 baffle Winston Groom's character Forrest (5,4)
_______ _______ 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)

Answers: 246. shirk kirk, 247. inland Finland, 248. coddle model, 249. raft aft, 250. worst first, 251. stump Gump, 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,

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