A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EXES

Sun, 28 Nov '21
Split personalities?
Sun, 24 Oct '21
Frequent subjects of Taylor Swift songs
Sun, 5 Sep '21
They used to be a "thing"
Mon, 2 Aug '21
Past partners
Fri, 11 Jun '21
"I like texts from my ___ when they want a second chance" (Cardi B line)
Fri, 29 Jan '21
Union deserters