A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sat, 11 Sep '21
Ball with a yellow stripe
Mon, 23 Aug '21
The sum of the digits of any multiple of ___ is a multiple of ___ (arithmetic curiosity)
Fri, 20 Aug '21
16-Across squared
Thu, 1 Jul '21
Point value commonly assigned to a queen in chess
Wed, 28 Apr '21
Number that, in Chinese languages, is a homophone for "longevity," and is thus considered good luck
Mon, 19 Apr '21
Start of every California ZIP code
Fri, 16 Apr '21
Yellow-striped ball
Wed, 10 Feb '21
Number of M.V.P. awards won by Wayne Gretzky
Tue, 9 Feb '21
Score for a bull's-eye in archery