A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AHAB

Tue, 18 Oct '22
Captain in a whale of a tale?
Tue, 19 Jul '22
Monomaniacal captain of fiction
Fri, 11 Mar '22
"Grand, ungodly, god-like" man of fiction
Sun, 16 Jan '22
He gave Starbuck's orders
Thu, 30 Dec '21
Captain who cries "From hell's heart I stab at thee"
Wed, 1 Dec '21
Obsessed captain
Mon, 12 Apr '21
"Moby-Dick" captain
Mon, 1 Feb '21
"Moby-Dick" captain