A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EELS

Sun, 28 Jan '24
Fish whose juveniles can climb walls
Sun, 7 Jan '24
Ursine : bears :: anguilliform : ___
Tue, 26 Dec '23
Shocking fish in the Amazon
Mon, 11 Dec '23
Fish that are often prepared kabayaki-style
Thu, 17 Aug '23
Sargasso Sea spawners
Tue, 18 Jul '23
Reef wrigglers
Mon, 15 May '23
Some snakelike fish
Thu, 16 Mar '23
Creatures described as anguilliform
Wed, 8 Mar '23
Their blood is toxic to humans
Sun, 5 Mar '23
They may be long and shocking
Fri, 27 Jan '23
Slippery swimmers
Mon, 23 Jan '23
Jellied fish in some British pies
Fri, 13 Jan '23
Symbols of slipperiness
Sun, 4 Sep '22
Unagi and anago, for two
Sat, 30 Jul '22
The ancient Egyptians believed they were created from the sun hitting the Nile
Sun, 19 Jun '22
Reef predators
Sun, 5 Jun '22
Sleek reef swimmers
Wed, 1 Jun '22
Some reef dwellers
Sun, 17 Apr '22
Dragon roll ingredients
Mon, 21 Mar '22
Congers and morays
Thu, 19 Aug '21
Some creatures in the ocean's "midnight zone"
Wed, 23 Jun '21
Flotsam and Jetsam in "The Little Mermaid"