A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

REM

Mon, 2 May '22
Sleep phase
Thu, 14 Apr '22
Band with the 4x platinum albums "Out of Time" and "Monster"
Tue, 11 Jan '22
Sleep stage, in brief
Sun, 19 Dec '21
"The One I Love" band
Thu, 2 Dec '21
"Stand" band, 1989
Sun, 3 Oct '21
Radiation unit
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Sleep stage
Sun, 9 May '21
___ state
Wed, 28 Apr '21
"Out of Time" band