A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

UTES

Sat, 30 Jul '22
Pac-12 squad
Sun, 26 Jun '22
Great Basin natives
Sun, 1 May '22
Runnin' ___ (N.C.A.A. basketball team)
Tue, 1 Feb '22
Pac-12 team
Tue, 14 Sep '21
Pac-12 squad
Thu, 12 Aug '21
Sporty vehicles
Sun, 20 Jun '21
Sporty trucks, in brief
Sun, 24 Jan '21
"Runnin'" team of N.C.A.A. Division I college basketball