A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ETAL

Sun, 9 Jun '24
List-ending abbr.
Tue, 28 May '24
Citation abbr.
Sun, 7 Apr '24
List-ending abbr.
Tue, 2 Apr '24
Plus these other authors: Abbr.
Thu, 14 Mar '24
Last in a series
Tue, 5 Mar '24
Abbr. at the end of a list of authors
Thu, 22 Feb '24
Bibliographer's abbr.
Mon, 6 Nov '23
And others: Abbr.
Sun, 29 Oct '23
List ender
Sun, 22 Oct '23
Among others, for short
Sat, 2 Sep '23
Shorthand for unnamed co-authors
Tue, 8 Aug '23
And others: Lat.
Tue, 1 Aug '23
List-ending abbr.
Fri, 30 Jun '23
Among others: Abbr.
Sun, 18 Jun '23
"Too many to list" abbr.
Mon, 12 Jun '23
And other authors: Abbr.
Mon, 22 May '23
List-ending abbr.
Wed, 3 May '23
Abbr. at the end of a series
Sun, 16 Apr '23
And others: Abbr.
Thu, 23 Mar '23
Bibliographical abbr.
Sat, 18 Mar '23
Replacer of some names
Mon, 21 Nov '22
List-ending abbr.
Wed, 16 Nov '22
"... and others too," more officially
Thu, 20 Oct '22
Citation abbreviation
Sat, 10 Sep '22
Among others
Wed, 17 Aug '22
And others, for short
Sun, 3 Jul '22
Abbr. on a "works cited" list
Sun, 20 Mar '22
What makes the short list?
Wed, 16 Mar '22
List ender: Abbr.
Mon, 28 Feb '22
Abbr. meaning "and others"
Tue, 1 Feb '22
List-ending abbr.
Tue, 21 Dec '21
List shortener: Abbr.
Wed, 24 Nov '21
Including an unlisted number?
Mon, 22 Nov '21
And others: Abbr.
Thu, 19 Aug '21
Stand-in for the unnamed
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Latin list ender
Sat, 19 Jun '21
Bibliographic abbr.
Wed, 21 Apr '21
And others, in a list
Mon, 15 Mar '21
And others: Abbr.
Wed, 24 Feb '21
Abbr. after the third co-author, perhaps
Mon, 11 Jan '21
And others: Abbr.