A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PETE

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."