A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Fri, 29 Apr '22
"___ sleep comes down to soothe the weary eyes": Paul Laurence Dunbar
Sat, 23 Apr '22
Palindromic preposition
Thu, 21 Apr '22
Bard's "before"
Tue, 22 Mar '22
Before, poetically
Sun, 27 Feb '22
Quaint lead-in to while
Sat, 26 Feb '22
"... ___ I again behold my Romeo!": Juliet
Thu, 17 Feb '22
Before, in verse
Wed, 16 Feb '22
Before, to Shakespeare
Mon, 7 Feb '22
Poet's "before"
Wed, 26 Jan '22
Lead-in to "long"
Mon, 6 Dec '21
"... ___ he drove out of sight ..."
Sun, 5 Dec '21
Before, poetically
Sun, 28 Nov '21
Before, once
Tue, 23 Nov '21
"Able was I ___ ..."
Sun, 21 Nov '21
Before, in poetry
Sat, 20 Nov '21
Word before now
Wed, 17 Nov '21
Before, in poetry
Mon, 1 Nov '21
"Able was I ___ I saw Elba"
Thu, 14 Oct '21
Old-fashioned preposition
Thu, 2 Sep '21
Lead-in to long
Sat, 14 Aug '21
Lead-in to now
Fri, 23 Jul '21
"I shall see thee, ___ I die, look pale with love": "Much Ado About Nothing"
Thu, 22 Jul '21
"I kissed thee ___ I kill'd thee": "Othello"
Wed, 23 Jun '21
'Fore
Mon, 22 Mar '21
Preceding, poetically
Mon, 15 Mar '21
Poet's "before"
Mon, 8 Mar '21
Before, poetically
Tue, 2 Mar '21
Before, to poets
Tue, 23 Feb '21
Before, in poetry
Sat, 13 Feb '21
"Why, every fault's condemn'd ___ it be done": "Measure for Measure"
Tue, 12 Jan '21
"Able was I ___ I saw Elba"