A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ELIOT

Wed, 8 Jun '22
"Middlemarch" novelist
Thu, 17 Feb '22
"Middlemarch" author
Wed, 24 Nov '21
Rosewater of Kurt Vonnegut's "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater"
Fri, 2 Apr '21
Poet who said "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"