A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Tue, 1 Nov '22
Rocker Clapton
Mon, 17 Oct '22
Obama attorney general ___ Holder
Sun, 2 Oct '22
Former attorney general Holder
Mon, 26 Sep '22
Children's book author ___ Carle
Thu, 1 Sep '22
With 68-Across, co-creator of the British parody band the Rutles
Wed, 15 Jun '22
Children's author Carle
Sun, 26 Dec '21
Adams of New York City politics
Wed, 1 Dec '21
Former attorney general Holder
Wed, 8 Sep '21
"Spamalot" writer Idle
Thu, 17 Jun '21
Guitarist Clapton
Wed, 2 Jun '21
Man found in America?
Fri, 5 Mar '21
Prince in "The Little Mermaid"
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Idle of Monty Python