A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ACTS

Mon, 8 Nov '21
Stops procrastinating
Tue, 26 Oct '21
Has a part to play
Sun, 13 Jun '21
___ of Parliament
Sun, 9 May '21
Book that's the source of the line "It is more blessed to give than to receive"
Fri, 16 Apr '21
Follower of John
Tue, 23 Feb '21
Delays no more
Fri, 29 Jan '21
Doesn't hesitate
Tue, 26 Jan '21
Book after the Gospels
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Takes steps
Thu, 7 Jan '21
Makes a scene?