A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NED

Sun, 12 Sep '21
___ Ryerson, insurance salesman in "Groundhog Day"
Tue, 7 Sep '21
Actor Beatty
Wed, 28 Jul '21
Homer's neighbor on "The Simpsons"
Wed, 5 May '21
Homer's neighbor
Sun, 11 Apr '21
Oscar-winning lyricist Washington
Thu, 25 Mar '21
Composer Rorem
Fri, 1 Jan '21
Patriarch Stark of "Game of Thrones"