A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OPERA

Wed, 22 Jun '22
Work from Bellini or Rossini
Fri, 17 Jun '22
Word with light or space
Fri, 27 May '22
Kind of cake with layers of coffee and chocolate
Sun, 22 May '22
Best ___ Recording (Grammy category)
Sun, 10 Apr '22
Word with box or gloves
Tue, 25 Jan '22
"Fidelio" is Beethoven's only one
Mon, 22 Nov '21
"Tosca" or "Turandot"
Mon, 15 Nov '21
They say this "ain't over until the fat lady sings"
Mon, 8 Nov '21
"Carmen" or "Elektra"
Wed, 27 Oct '21
Unsuk Chin's "Alice in Wonderland," for one
Sun, 19 Sep '21
Literally, "works"
Sun, 29 Aug '21
"What's ___, Doc?" (old Bugs Bunny short)
Mon, 9 Aug '21
"The Phantom of the ___"
Thu, 5 Aug '21
Grammy category
Tue, 4 May '21
"La Bohème," for one
Wed, 14 Apr '21
"The Barber of Seville," e.g.
Sun, 21 Feb '21
Where trills provide thrills