A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CLEO

Sun, 25 Sep '22
Letters to ___ (rock group)
Tue, 13 Sep '22
Last pharaoh of Egypt, informally
Tue, 28 Jun '22
Title role for Liz Taylor, in brief
Mon, 13 Jun '22
Egyptian queen, for short
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