A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EMIL

Wed, 8 May '24
"___ and the Detectives" (1929 novel)
Sun, 25 Feb '24
Man's name that becomes a distance if you move the first letter to the end
Mon, 27 Nov '23
Actor Jannings of silent films
Fri, 27 Oct '23
Romanian philosopher Cioran
Tue, 28 Mar '23
Actor Jannings who won the first Best Actor Oscar
Sun, 6 Nov '22
Man's name that spells a fruit backward
Mon, 3 Jan '22
Jannings who won the first Best Actor Oscar
Sun, 11 Apr '21
Man's name that spells a fruit backward