A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CLEO

Fri, 13 May '22
Jazz great Laine
Sun, 8 May '22
Miss ___, famed dial-a-psychic
Sun, 19 Dec '21
___ Finch, "ER" doctor
Mon, 4 Oct '21
Queen of the Nile, informally
Wed, 10 Feb '21
Miss ___, famed TV psychic