I am taking https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/50932/are-there-alternatives-to-in-such-a-way as example, but I am referring to any similar question.
Grammatically, there is nothing wrong in using four words, and the justification "it sounds somewhat clumsy to me" seems arbitrary. Basing on that justification, how can I know the OP finds clumsy also what I am suggesting?
There isn't any valid criteria for selecting an alternative, and there are many alternatives to use. That takes me to consider that every answer is equally valid, and the FAQ says those questions where the answers are all equally valid should be avoided.
Are questions that set apparently arbitrary restrictions to the word to use constructive?