A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ALONE

Sat, 27 Apr '24
1987 #1 hit for Heart
Thu, 14 Mar '24
Like the main character in many a horror film ... or so they believe
Fri, 30 Jun '23
Exclusively
Mon, 1 May '23
Without company
Mon, 26 Dec '22
Flying solo
Sun, 11 Dec '22
Single-handedly
Mon, 17 Oct '22
Flying solo
Sun, 16 Oct '22
How to play solitaire
Sat, 28 May '22
Uniquely
Sat, 23 Apr '22
"___, I cannot be" (Emily Dickinson poem)
Sun, 17 Apr '22
Unrivaled
Fri, 10 Dec '21
Set apart
Thu, 28 Jan '21
Without backup