A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ELS

Wed, 13 Oct '21
Chicago trains
Sun, 10 Oct '21
Two in a million?
Sat, 2 Oct '21
Pair seen three times in "All's Well That Ends Well"
Thu, 19 Aug '21
Chicago conveyances
Sun, 28 Mar '21
Hollow center?
Sun, 21 Mar '21
Llama's head?
Wed, 17 Mar '21
Loop loopers
Sat, 27 Feb '21
A couple of dollars?
Sat, 6 Feb '21
Many characters in "Kill Bill"
Wed, 3 Feb '21
Chicago trains
Tue, 26 Jan '21
Golfer Ernie