A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DEAR

Sun, 24 Jul '22
Loved
Sun, 17 Jul '22
Letter starter
Sun, 19 Jun '22
Hon
Thu, 5 May '22
Much-desired
Mon, 21 Mar '22
Cherished
Tue, 9 Mar '21
Darling
Mon, 15 Feb '21
Letter starter