A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sun, 24 Apr '22
Happy companion
Sat, 26 Feb '22
Pro with stereotypically messy handwriting
Fri, 25 Feb '22
Marty's pal in "Back to the Future"
Mon, 21 Feb '22
Only dwarf with a three-letter name
Thu, 9 Dec '21
Nonfiction film, in brief
Sun, 9 May '21
Computer file, informally