A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Tue, 12 Apr '22
"Music is powered by ___": Yo-Yo Ma
Mon, 20 Dec '21
They're symbolized by light bulbs in cartoons
Wed, 19 May '21
Notions
Mon, 17 May '21
"Don't get any funny ___"
Fri, 12 Feb '21
Melon seeds?