A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Tue, 30 Nov '21
"___ a real nowhere man" (Beatles lyric)
Wed, 17 Nov '21
"___ a Tramp" (Disney song)
Mon, 8 Nov '21
"For ___ a jolly good fellow ..."
Mon, 16 Aug '21
"___ dead, Jim" (much-parodied "Star Trek" line)
Wed, 21 Jul '21
Bucks and bulls
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Stags or bucks
Fri, 28 May '21
"___ Your Dog, Charlie Brown" (TV special)
Mon, 19 Apr '21
"___ Just Not That Into You" (2009 rom-com)
Sun, 21 Feb '21
"___ making a list ..."