A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sun, 15 May '22
New Deal power agcy.
Mon, 9 May '22
Stephen of "The Crying Game"
Sat, 9 Apr '22
Mens ___
Sun, 6 Feb '22
Mens ___
Sat, 11 Sep '21
Stephen of BBC's "The Honourable Woman"
Thu, 22 Jul '21
Stephen of "The Crying Game"
Tue, 13 Apr '21
Stephen of "The Crying Game"