A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

STAR

Sat, 16 Oct '21
Common Christmas tree decoration
Wed, 22 Sep '21
Milky Way bit
Tue, 21 Sep '21
The sun, for one
Sun, 16 May '21
Award to wear
Sun, 4 Apr '21
Symbol on Captain America's shield
Tue, 16 Mar '21
Castor or Pollux
Tue, 2 Feb '21
Old TV's "___ Search"
Sun, 31 Jan '21
State symbol