A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NEIL

Sun, 3 Oct '21
Diamond who went platinum
Thu, 12 Aug '21
Author Gaiman
Thu, 29 Jul '21
With 44-Down, only playwright to have a New York City theater named after him while still alive
Wed, 16 Jun '21
Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Novelist Gaiman