A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MEL

Thu, 10 Nov '22
Giedroyc of "The Great British Bake Off"
Sat, 27 Aug '22
Nickname that elides "vin"
Sat, 30 Jul '22
Nickname that drops "vin"
Wed, 8 Jun '22
Director Brooks
Sun, 2 Jan '22
___ Giedroyc, co-host of "The Great British Bake Off"
Tue, 21 Dec '21
B or C of the Spice Girls
Thu, 9 Dec '21
Brooks with Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards
Wed, 10 Nov '21
Motivational speaker Robbins
Sun, 12 Sep '21
Voice actor Blanc
Fri, 13 Aug '21
Brooks of "Spaceballs"
Sun, 1 Aug '21
___ B or ___ C of the Spice Girls
Wed, 7 Jul '21
First name of two Spice Girls
Sun, 7 Mar '21
Man's name that coincidentally is Latin for "honey"
Wed, 17 Feb '21
___ B or ___ C of the Spice Girls
Tue, 16 Feb '21
Brooks who directed "Blazing Saddles"
Tue, 29 Dec '20
Funnyman Brooks