A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ABU

Thu, 25 Aug '22
Part of some Arabic names
Tue, 14 Jun '22
___ Dhabi
Wed, 8 Jun '22
___ Simbel (Lake Nasser landmark)
Sat, 19 Mar '22
It means "father of" in Arabic
Thu, 18 Mar '21
Father of, in Arabic
Wed, 17 Feb '21
Aladdin's mischievous sidekick