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The ClueLike Hemingway's prose (5 letter answer)
NotesThe answer TERSE is seen frequently, appearing about once every 70 puzzles.
To the point
Brief and to the point
Like Coolidge's utterances
Like telegrams, typically
Not at all garrulous
Not saying much
Short and maybe sweet
Short and often not sweet
DefinitionTERSE as an adjective:
1. (crisp, curt, laconic, terse) = brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"