A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sat, 29 Jan '22
Catchy communication, for short?
Thu, 30 Dec '21
Police dispatch, for short
Wed, 1 Sep '21
"Lookout" signal, in brief
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Police broadcast, for short
Thu, 6 May '21
P.D. alert