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Outing into tiny shopping area (5,4)


I believe the answer is:

strip mall

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'shopping area' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I cannot tell whether this works.

'outing into tiny' is the wordplay.
'outing' becomes 'trip' (I've seen this in another clue).
'into' indicates putting letters inside.
'tiny' becomes 'small' (similar in meaning).
'trip' placed within 'small' is 'STRIP MALL'.

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(Another definition for strip mall that I've seen is " US shopping centre".)

I've seen this clue in The Sunday Times and The Times.
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