A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SSN

Sat, 9 Oct '21
Fig. often written with X's
Sun, 26 Sep '21
Phishing target, for short
Fri, 17 Sep '21
Twice-hyphenated ID
Sat, 10 Jul '21
Doubly hyphenated fig.
Fri, 2 Jul '21
Piece of sensitive info, for short
Sat, 19 Jun '21
Phisher's "catch," for short
Wed, 16 Jun '21
Job app ID
Thu, 27 May '21
ID theft target
Wed, 28 Apr '21
I.R.S. ID
Sun, 18 Apr '21
Personal datum: Abbr.
Thu, 15 Apr '21
ID datum
Sun, 11 Apr '21
Phishing target, for short
Wed, 31 Mar '21
Nine-digit ID, in brief
Mon, 1 Mar '21
Nine-digit government ID
Sun, 7 Feb '21
I.R.S. ID