A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sun, 8 May '22
Yellowstone sight
Thu, 10 Feb '22
Game measured by its number of points
Wed, 12 Jan '22
Animal facing a moose on Michigan's flag
Mon, 10 Jan '22
Antlered animal
Tue, 18 May '21
Cousin of a caribou
Sun, 9 May '21
Wyoming's National ___ Refuge
Wed, 6 Jan '21
Game with antlers