A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

INTRO

Wed, 4 May '22
Paper opener
Thu, 24 Mar '22
Emcee's warm-up
Wed, 8 Dec '21
"My name is ...," e.g.
Thu, 15 Apr '21
It's a start
Sun, 4 Apr '21
Headliner's cue
Mon, 15 Mar '21
Opening remarks
Wed, 3 Feb '21
Starter course?
Fri, 8 Jan '21
First class