A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TROPE

Wed, 18 May '22
Evil clown in a horror film, e.g.
Wed, 2 Mar '22
The girl next door, for one
Wed, 1 Dec '21
Amnesia in soap operas, e.g.
Thu, 11 Feb '21
Meet-cute in a romance film, e.g.