A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sun, 19 Sep '21
"___ Way" (Kitty Kelley biography of Sinatra)
Mon, 2 Aug '21
That guy's
Wed, 14 Jul '21
"___ Last Bow" (Sherlock Holmes story)
Wed, 30 Jun '21
Philip Pullman's "___ Dark Materials"
Sun, 18 Apr '21
What's-___-name