A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EDNA

Tue, 23 Aug '22
Woman's name hidden inside "assumed name"
Sun, 26 Jun '22
"Hairspray" mom
Thu, 26 May '22
___ Mode, animated film character who says "Words are useless! Gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble!"
Fri, 11 Mar '22
___ Turnblad, John Travolta role in "Hairspray"
Wed, 26 Jan '22
Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay
Thu, 25 Nov '21
"Hairspray" mom
Mon, 8 Nov '21
Woman's name hidden in "United Nations"
Fri, 1 Oct '21
First name of the poet whose "candle burns at both ends"
Fri, 27 Aug '21
Chef Lewis who wrote "The Taste of Country Cooking"
Sat, 10 Jul '21
Mystery writer Buchanan
Sun, 20 Jun '21
Pulitzer winner ___ St. Vincent Millay
Fri, 26 Mar '21
"Cimarron" novelist Ferber
Wed, 17 Feb '21
___ Turnblad, role for Divine in "Hairspray"
Fri, 8 Jan '21
Chef Lewis who wrote "The Taste of Country Cooking"