A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PETE

Sun, 26 Jun '22
Comic Davidson
Sun, 16 Jan '22
Davidson of "S.N.L."
Tue, 11 Jan '22
Court great Sampras
Fri, 3 Sep '21
Sneaky ___
Sun, 29 Aug '21
___ Alonso, Mets slugger with the most home runs by a rookie in M.L.B. history (53)
Sun, 15 Aug '21
___ the Cat (fictional feline of children's books)
Thu, 29 Jul '21
Red Rose
Sun, 9 May '21
Davidson of "S.N.L."