A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Wed, 2 Nov '22
Sprinter that's a homophone of 46-Across
Mon, 19 Sep '22
Tortoise's rival in a fable
Sun, 19 Jun '22
Noted slacking speedster
Sun, 10 Apr '22
March madness figure?
Tue, 28 Dec '21
March ___ (Lewis Carroll character)
Tue, 30 Nov '21
Notoriously fast starter