A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LION

Sun, 23 Oct '22
Symbol of bravery
Sat, 30 Jul '22
The N.F.L. mascot Roary, for one
Sun, 12 Jun '22
One with a nose for gnus?
Thu, 18 Nov '21
Influential icon
Wed, 8 Sep '21
Cowardly ___
Thu, 5 Aug '21
King of cubs
Thu, 20 May '21
Person of outstanding importance