A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AIDA

Tue, 5 Apr '22
Opera set in Egypt
Wed, 23 Mar '22
Verdi opera set in ancient Egypt
Fri, 17 Dec '21
Sophia Loren title role of 1953
Wed, 8 Dec '21
Soprano who ends up trapped in a vault
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