A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

YMCA

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