A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AIDA

Thu, 30 Sep '21
Verdi opera
Mon, 23 Aug '21
Verdi opera
Thu, 19 Aug '21
Operatic daughter of the king Amonasro
Wed, 9 Jun '21
Opera that's 2-Down backward
Sun, 17 Jan '21
Musical with the opening number "Every Story Is a Love Story"
Sun, 10 Jan '21
It's been performed more than 1,000 times at the Met