According to Practical English Usage by Michael Swan,

Reduced structures are also used with the adjectives available and possible.

  • Please send me all the tickets available. (=...that are available)
  • Tuesday’s the only date possible.

However, I came across two examples using reduced structures with typical

  • Castle café in the walls serves food typical of the castle’s history.
  • Staff wear clothes typical of the time, [...]

Why isn’t typical included in the given adjectives in the book? Is it another grammar point?

  • I wouldn't say that "available" and "possible" are reduced clauses. They are simply adjectives in postpositive position.
    – BillJ
    Commented Jun 20, 2020 at 7:49
  • "Please send me all the tickets typical" is not grammatical.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Jan 15 at 11:21

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Yes you can use typical in a reduced structure like that, but unlike "available", it would seem to need a phrase "typical of ...."

I don't know why typical isn't included, probably the list is intended to be illustrative and not exhaustive.

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