A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BABE

Wed, 1 Nov '23
Bunyan's ox or Hoggett's pig
Wed, 23 Aug '23
___ Didrikson Zaharias, Olympic gold medalist in track and field who went on to win 10 L.P.G.A. major championships
Sun, 25 Sep '22
Sweets
Tue, 5 Jul '22
*Little one in arms
Fri, 11 Mar '22
Term of endearment
Thu, 28 Oct '21
Sweets
Thu, 3 Jun '21
Honey
Wed, 27 Jan '21
Hon