A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OGRE

Wed, 17 Aug '22
Dungeons & Dragons monster
Sun, 7 Aug '22
D&D monster
Sun, 26 Jun '22
Antagonist in "Hop-o'-My-Thumb"
Wed, 11 May '22
Brothers Grimm villain
Wed, 6 Apr '22
Brutish sort
Thu, 17 Mar '22
Monstrous sort
Wed, 23 Feb '22
Shrek, e.g.
Mon, 24 Jan '22
Monster often seen wielding a club
Sun, 9 Jan '22
Horrible boss, say
Mon, 27 Dec '21
Fairy tale menace
Tue, 14 Dec '21
Fiona or Shrek
Sun, 14 Nov '21
Fairy tale monster
Sat, 28 Aug '21
Folk tale figure
Sun, 20 Jun '21
Fairy tale villain
Wed, 26 May '21
Fairy tale baddie
Wed, 12 May '21
Fairy tale foe
Fri, 23 Apr '21
Oni, in Japanese folklore
Tue, 20 Apr '21
Fiona or Shrek
Thu, 8 Apr '21
Big meanie
Thu, 4 Mar '21
Folklore fiend
Wed, 3 Mar '21
Fairy tale villain
Tue, 16 Feb '21
Figure that might give a child nightmares
Tue, 9 Feb '21
People eater
Sun, 3 Jan '21
Big brute