A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LEON

Fri, 6 May '22
Historic kingdom of Spain
Wed, 4 May '22
Revolutionary Trotsky
Sun, 27 Feb '22
Soul singer Bridges
Tue, 27 Apr '21
Rock's Kings of ___
Thu, 18 Feb '21
Larry's housemate on "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Mon, 15 Feb '21
Boxer Spinks who upset Muhammad Ali
Sun, 7 Feb '21
Soul singer Bridges