A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MESSI

Wed, 31 Aug '22
International athlete who twice made Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world
Tue, 21 Sep '21
Professional soccer player with the most goals for a single club (Barcelona)
Sun, 19 Sep '21
Soccer superstar nicknamed "La Pulga" ("The Flea")
Wed, 31 Mar '21
Soccer great with a statue in Buenos Aires