A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Fri, 15 Oct '21
Darth Vader's childhood nickname
Sun, 26 Sep '21
Alex and ___ (jewelry chain)
Sun, 22 Aug '21
What makes Shrek shriek?
Fri, 6 Aug '21
Alex and ___ (jewelry chain)
Fri, 25 Jun '21
What "minuscule" is often misspelled with
Wed, 21 Apr '21
Singer/songwriter DiFranco
Sun, 28 Mar '21
Grammy winner DiFranco
Sat, 27 Mar '21
What the name Frances is often misspelled with
Fri, 26 Feb '21
What Friday has, unlike any other day of the week?
Sun, 14 Feb '21
Singer DiFranco