A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ELISE

Sun, 5 Sep '21
Emmy-winning journalist Finch
Sun, 22 Aug '21
House Republican V.I.P. Stefanik
Tue, 13 Jul '21
Beethoven's "Für ___"
Sun, 10 Jan '21
Beethoven title woman (whose identity is unknown)