A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ESTA

Fri, 23 Sep '22
"___ bien"
Sat, 21 May '22
Selena's "Baila ___ Cumbia"
Fri, 20 May '22
___ noche (tonight: Sp.)
Mon, 3 Jan '22
This: Sp.
Sat, 14 Aug '21
"___ bien"
Sun, 28 Feb '21
"Cómo ___?"