A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NEON

Sat, 18 Sep '21
Strip lighting
Mon, 19 Jul '21
Like some advertising lights
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Gas in glowing signs
Fri, 30 Apr '21
Element of show business?
Tue, 2 Feb '21
___ Deion (onetime football nickname)