A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ELMER

Sun, 12 Jun '22
Composer Bernstein who was unrelated to Leonard
Fri, 1 Oct '21
Cartoon character who says "Come over here, you skwewy wabbit!"
Sat, 21 Aug '21
"Patchwork elephant" of children's literature
Sun, 7 Mar '21
Hollywood composer Bernstein with 14 Oscar nominations