TPED is the crossword answer to the clue
[Committed a Halloween prank, informally]
in today’s Universal puzzle
Apologies for the short post: burnt my hand yesterday so typing is going to be tough for a while. I chose TPED mostly as there’s not a ton of explanation needed to see it as [Adorned with Angel Soft, say] or even [“Decorated” as a prank, briefly].
Also, the gauze wrapped around my hand makes it appear [Covered with Charmin, perhaps].
So let’s skip to the ways constructors have TPED crossword grids, in a way, and hung up solvers with some prank, pun-heavy clues:
[Gave a roll, briefly?]
[Received Northern exposure?]
[Tossed Scott around]
Of course, before puzzles ever plied clued for TPED there was the present sense, TPS, [Festoons with Charmin, for short]:
Rolls out a prank?
Does some unwanted yard redecoration?
As it happens, as my burn did, TPS can also be [Causes tissue damage to, maybe?]