A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OPUS

Mon, 22 Nov '21
Work by a composer
Wed, 29 Sep '21
Impressive work
Thu, 12 Aug '21
"Mr. Holland's ___," 1995 film for which Richard Dreyfuss received a Best Actor nomination
Sun, 25 Apr '21
Major piece
Tue, 23 Mar '21
Magnum ___