A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Mon, 29 Nov '21
Broadway's "___ Misérables"
Wed, 13 Oct '21
"___ Enfants Terribles" (Cocteau novel)
Tue, 28 Sep '21
B'way's "___ Miz"
Sun, 29 Aug '21
___ Bleus, nickname for France's soccer team
Mon, 9 Aug '21
___ États-Unis
Tue, 6 Jul '21
"___ Misérables"
Fri, 18 Jun '21
French article
Thu, 20 May '21
French article
Thu, 28 Jan '21
___ Halles (central food market in Paris, once)
Tue, 12 Jan '21
"___ Miz"