A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

YMCA

Mon, 17 Oct '22
Village People classic with a pantomimed chorus
Sat, 23 Apr '22
1978 hit whose title is spelled out in its chorus
Thu, 14 Apr '22
Facility often referred to by its first letter
Tue, 8 Mar '22
Locale spelled out in a Village People song
Tue, 16 Nov '21
It often has a gym and pool
Thu, 12 Aug '21
Org. with gym memberships
Tue, 15 Jun '21
Many a gym locale, for short
Mon, 3 May '21
Community facility that often has a gym and pool, in brief