A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ALEC

Tue, 7 Dec '21
Smart ___
Tue, 23 Nov '21
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Tue, 19 Oct '21
Actor Baldwin
Sat, 9 Oct '21
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Thu, 5 Aug '21
Son in "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
Fri, 30 Jul '21
The spy in "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold"
Thu, 22 Jul '21
Smart ___
Mon, 31 May '21
One of the Baldwin brothers
Sat, 27 Feb '21
Smart ___