A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASTRO

Sun, 28 Nov '21
Brave's opponent in the 2021 World Series
Tue, 2 Nov '21
Commercial lead-in to Turf
Tue, 14 Sep '21
Houston baseballer
Thu, 15 Jul '21
Lone Star State athlete
Tue, 25 May '21
The Jetsons' dog
Wed, 12 May '21
Stellar start?
Thu, 8 Apr '21
Dino : the Flintstones :: ___ : the Jetsons
Fri, 12 Mar '21
2017 A.L. M.V.P. Jose Altuve, for one
Wed, 13 Jan '21
___ Blaster (classic arcade game)
Mon, 11 Jan '21
Member of a major-league team with a name that's out of this world?