A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ELTON

Fri, 5 Aug '22
Vicar in "Emma"
Sat, 11 Jun '22
N.B.A. general manager Brand
Sun, 18 Apr '21
Mr. ___, scheming socialite in "Emma"
Wed, 31 Mar '21
Singer John whose middle name is Hercules