A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Tue, 2 Jul '24
Pass leading to a dunk, in basketball lingo
Sun, 11 Feb '24
Alley ___
Wed, 23 Aug '23
End of a two-player Harlem Globetrotters play
Fri, 4 Aug '23
Flashy hoops highlight, for short
Sun, 2 Jul '23
Alley ___
Thu, 13 Apr '23
Alley ___
Fri, 24 Mar '23
Alley-___
Mon, 21 Nov '22
Alley ___
Mon, 13 Jun '22
Alley ___ (basketball play)
Sun, 20 Mar '22
Alley-___
Tue, 5 Oct '21
Alley-___ (fancy basketball shot)
Tue, 12 Jan '21
Alley ___ (flashy basketball play)