A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MEN

Mon, 20 May '24
Guys
Tue, 27 Feb '24
"It's Raining ___"
Fri, 9 Feb '24
"___ Explain Things to Me," influential 2014 essay collection by Rebecca Solnit
Fri, 8 Dec '23
All House speakers until 2007
Tue, 7 Nov '23
Chess pieces
Tue, 18 Jul '23
The "M" of "M.I.B."
Thu, 13 Apr '23
Some people
Sun, 5 Mar '23
Minority in New Zealand's parliament
Sun, 16 Oct '22
Bachelors, e.g.
Wed, 31 Aug '22
Chaps
Mon, 27 Jun '22
1992's "A Few Good ___"
Mon, 13 Jun '22
All vice presidents before Harris
Tue, 24 May '22
Boyz II ___
Thu, 12 May '22
All U.S. vice presidents until 2021
Mon, 28 Feb '22
Around 50.25% of the world's adult population
Tue, 15 Feb '22
"___ Explain Things to Me" (Rebecca Solnit essay collection)
Tue, 11 Jan '22
Fellows
Thu, 7 Oct '21
R&B/pop vocal group Boyz II ___
Sat, 1 May '21
Chaps