A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Thu, 23 Sep '21
Anderson Cooper, to Gloria Vanderbilt
Fri, 9 Apr '21
Start of some sequel titles
Wed, 31 Mar '21
Heracles, to Zeus
Thu, 18 Mar '21
Sixth U.S. president vis-à-vis the second, e.g.