A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RITA

Sun, 10 Jul '22
Journalist Skeeter in the Harry Potter books
Sun, 17 Apr '22
Lime-A-___ (alcoholic beverage)
Fri, 4 Mar '22
Actress Wilson
Fri, 10 Dec '21
Wilson on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Sun, 24 Oct '21
Actress Moreno
Fri, 8 Oct '21
Eponym for an Italian ice chain
Wed, 8 Sep '21
Singer Ora
Wed, 26 May '21
Poet Dove
Fri, 5 Feb '21
___ Dove, former U.S. poet laureate