A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EDNA

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"