A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BEN

Thu, 18 Aug '22
"Big" thing overseas
Sun, 15 May '22
$100 bill, slangily
Fri, 6 May '22
Big ___
Tue, 1 Mar '22
Actor Platt of "Dear Evan Hansen"
Fri, 11 Feb '22
Big ___
Tue, 14 Sep '21
Michael Jackson's first #1 hit (about a rat!)
Sat, 31 Jul '21
Singer/songwriter Folds
Fri, 2 Jul '21
Big ___