Weird question. Tailor-made for the Dope.
I just finished a crossword puzzle (from a Washington Post book of puzzles) and one of the clues was “Brief speech”. The answer was WDS (no significance to uper/lower case). I checked the answers in the back after I completed the puzzle and sure enough, WDS is correct.
The clue has no abbreviation so I would expect no abbreviation in the answer. However, the puzzle is fairly difficult so I wouldn’t be surprised if they slipped an abbreviation in while I wasn’t looking.
Here’s my question: Does anyone have a clue (heh) what WDS is, given the clue “Brief speech”?