A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Fri, 10 Sep '21
Matar, in Indian cuisine
Sat, 31 Jul '21
Smallish hail size
Sun, 30 May '21
Samosa tidbit
Tue, 18 May '21
Sleep preventer, in a fairy tale
Thu, 28 Jan '21
"Bullet" in a food fight
Mon, 25 Jan '21
Cause of a sleepless night for a princess, in a fairy tale
Fri, 8 Jan '21
Lead-in to brain or body