A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sun, 13 Mar '22
"___, Can You Hear Me?" (Oscar-nominated song from "Yentl")
Tue, 1 Feb '22
Smurf with red pants
Sat, 29 Jan '22
Storybook bear
Tue, 19 Oct '21
One of the Smurfs
Wed, 29 Sep '21
Daddy
Sun, 19 Sep '21
Smurf with a white beard
Fri, 9 Jul '21
Follower of Oscar in the NATO alphabet
Sat, 19 Jun '21
Letter between Oscar and Quebec
Thu, 17 Jun '21
Old man
Mon, 5 Apr '21
Fairy tale bear with a hard bed
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Owner of the first bed that Goldilocks tested
Tue, 5 Jan '21
"Come to ___"
Thu, 31 Dec '20
Old man