I previously wrote about a regulatory boo boo that made it impossible to determine how much cross country flying experience was required to obtain a restricted ATP certificate. The regulation that allowed students to apply for the rating with 30 college credit hours was never included in the nearby paragraph authorizing reduced cross-country time requirements.
To bring some clarity to this issue, I can now point you to this official checklist: FAA ATP Qualifications
Although this checklist is not regulatory, it is published by the FAA and so shows the original intent of the R-ATP regulation to allow anyone with 200 hours of cross-country time to apply for reduced minimums.
Since FAR § 61.160(e) contradicts the above checklist, I still anticipate a future amendment to fix this regulation.