A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DAD

Mon, 12 Sep '22
"Dear old" family member
Wed, 7 Sep '22
June honoree
Mon, 22 Aug '22
Honoree on the third Sunday in June
Sat, 28 May '22
TV's "American ___"
Sat, 7 May '22
"I like telling ___ jokes. Sometimes he laughs!"
Mon, 28 Mar '22
Father
Sun, 20 Feb '22
"Old man"
Mon, 4 Jan '21
Mid-June honoree