A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

IAM

Mon, 5 Feb '24
Sam-___ (Seuss character)
Thu, 25 Jan '24
Response to "Who's ready?"
Sat, 30 Dec '23
"Do you know who ___?"
Fri, 7 Jul '23
Terse admission
Mon, 26 Jun '23
"___ Not Your Negro" (2016 documentary using James Baldwin texts)
Sat, 11 Feb '23
Nas's third studio album, after "Illmatic" and "It Was Written"
Sun, 15 Jan '23
"___ What ___" (song from "La Cage aux Folles")
Sun, 27 Nov '22
"Me!"
Wed, 23 Nov '22
Response to "Who's in?"
Sun, 13 Nov '22
Terse affirmation
Sat, 22 Oct '22
"___ … Sasha Fierce" (2008 #1 album)
Thu, 29 Sep '22
Cartesian sum?
Sun, 7 Aug '22
"O, ___ fortune's fool!": Romeo
Sat, 28 May '22
"___ America (And So Can You!)" (Stephen Colbert best seller)
Fri, 28 Jan '22
Cartesian conclusion
Tue, 18 Jan '22
Billie Eilish's "Therefore ___"
Thu, 30 Dec '21
Words declared before and after "what"