A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TERESA

Fri, 20 May '22
W.N.B.A. great Weatherspoon
Sat, 5 Mar '22
___ Teng, singer dubbed "Asia's eternal queen of pop"
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Saintly "Mother"
Tue, 29 Dec '20
Mother ___