Things that are Short

All the answers contain "short". Based on the clues, guess what they are.
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Last updated: November 20, 2012
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Baseball position
Electrical malfunction
Short Circuit
It's shorter than a novella
Short Story
"Three Amigos" star
Martin Short
Stenographer's system
Small number of pancakes
Short Stack
Type of radio used by amateurs
Biscuit often served
with strawberries
Text message protocol
abbreviated SMS
Short Message
2,000 lbs
Short Ton
Railroad in the U.S. version
of "Monopoly"
Short Line
Apolo Ohno's speed-skating event
Short Track
A person with a temper has a ...
Short Fuse
School prank of a mis-made bed
Short Sheet
Alternative to briefs
Boxer Shorts
Quicker way of getting somewhere
What Girl Scout
trefoil cookies are made of
Restaurant cook who
makes quick meals
Short Order
Level 65
Nov 27, 2012
Short sheet? Never heard of it.
Level 38
Mar 16, 2014
obvious you were never in the military
Level 58
Oct 1, 2016
In UK it's called an apple pie bed (no idea why!) I've never heard of short sheet either.
Level 44
Feb 4, 2015
lol they used a short sheet in Full Metal Jacket..
Level 83
Oct 15, 2015
I think it's also known as an apple-pie bed.
Level 18
Dec 14, 2012
short line and what or who the heck is apolo ohno???
Level 71
May 11, 2013
US olympic speedskater
Level 92
Jun 27, 2013
Level 45
Apr 23, 2014
Accept Short Messaging Service for SMS maybe?
Level 11
Feb 4, 2015
What about Peter?
Level 83
Jun 25, 2015
can you accept "short messaging service" as well?
Level 40
Jul 13, 2015
Wow, I'm so used to talking about a "short" or an "electrical short" that I couldn't remember what the correct term really was.
Level 51
Aug 12, 2015
All I could think of for an alternative to briefs was boy shorts.
Level 68
Dec 31, 2015
I'm pretty sure that "boy shorts" are only called that when girls wear them.
Level 65
Sep 16, 2019
short legs
Level 83
Oct 15, 2015
Is there a difference between shortbread and shortcake?
Level 69
Sep 30, 2016
Yes. Shortcake is an actual cake: it's sorta like angel food cake, but denser. Shortbread on the other hand is not bread or bread-like at all, but it is rather a cookie (or, if you're British, a "biscuit", but not the American kind of biscuit, because it's not leavened/puffy). The example given is a good but not the best example, because Girl Scout Cookies are no longer of the quality they once were, but there are some really good shortbread cookies you can buy at the grocery store. They are very rich and buttery, with a soft crunch. Recommended :-)
Level 83
Feb 21, 2018
I looked it up and apparently in British English shortbread and shortcake mean the same thing.
Level 93
Aug 1, 2018
if you need to look it up and use the word apparently you don't really know. they are different even in the uk.
Level 75
Jul 17, 2018
No short shorts?
Level 93
Aug 1, 2018
who wears short shorts?
Level 75
Aug 20, 2018
We wear short shorts
Level 60
Nov 26, 2018
I agree, never heard of "short sheet", only apple pie bed. And what about shorties for boxer shorts.
Level 67
Dec 14, 2018
I just thought wth does a bed have to do with school...

But i guess there are boarding schools were the kids stay there

Level 66
Jan 3, 2019
How about Indiana Jones's annoying sidekick in Temple of Doom, Short Round?
Level 89
Mar 27, 2019
Jeter. Nice clue.
Level 70
Apr 23, 2019
It's odd to have the answer in the clue:

Clue: Text MESSAGE protocol abbreviated SMS


Level 71
Jul 26, 2023
The word short feels really weird to me know. Like it's not a legit English word. @_@
Level 75
Aug 26, 2023
No Short Round? :(