I have applied pathfinder-minus front and that produces plethora of anchor points.

Is there any way to get rid of these without using plugins? ?

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    Does Object > Path > Simplify work for you?
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 23, 2020 at 18:52
  • oh my god!! didn't know about this feature!! Thankyou Feb 23, 2020 at 18:56
  • @BillyKerr I know it's simple, but you should make that into an answer.
    – Welz
    Feb 23, 2020 at 23:20
  • @WELZ I have done so now.
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 23, 2020 at 23:24
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    I gotta say that this i where Astute Graphics Inscribe Plug in is worth it's weight in gold -- removing anchors and retaining curves when doing so.
    – Scott
    Feb 24, 2020 at 18:49

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Try Object > Path > Simplify

You may need to adjust the settings to get the result you want. Just be aware that too much simplification may distort the image.

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