A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EDSEL

Sun, 2 Jan '22
"The motor industry's Titanic," per a 1994 book
Tue, 30 Mar '21
Collectible car of the late '50s
Sun, 21 Mar '21
Eponymous member of the Ford family
Mon, 1 Mar '21
'50s Ford flop