A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ALDA

Thu, 18 Nov '21
Captain Pierce portrayer on old TV
Wed, 8 Sep '21
Actor Alan
Tue, 24 Aug '21
Alan of "The Aviator"
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Actor Alan of "Crimes and Misdemeanors"
Mon, 14 Jun '21
"M*A*S*H" co-star Alan
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Portrayer of Senator Vinick on "The West Wing"
Fri, 14 May '21
Actor who played Senator Vinick on "The West Wing"