A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MIA

Tue, 27 Feb '24
"Mamma ___!"
Mon, 4 Dec '23
Nowhere to be found, for short
Tue, 28 Nov '23
Soccer star Hamm
Wed, 12 Jul '23
Heaven knows where, for short
Thu, 22 Jun '23
Soccer superstar Hamm
Sun, 28 May '23
Nowhere to be found, for short
Tue, 4 Apr '23
"Mamma ___!"
Wed, 8 Mar '23
Soccer great Hamm
Thu, 5 Jan '23
Soccer great Hamm
Tue, 3 Jan '23
___ Thermopolis, Anne Hathaway's role in "The Princess Diaries"
Thu, 29 Sep '22
God-knows-where, casually
Mon, 12 Sep '22
Soccer star Hamm
Tue, 6 Sep '22
Emma Stone's role in "La La Land"
Sun, 14 Aug '22
Hamm of women's soccer fame
Sat, 13 Aug '22
Battle stat
Tue, 2 Aug '22
"Mamma ___!"
Sat, 30 Jul '22
Italian pronoun
Fri, 29 Apr '22
"O patria ___" ("Aida" aria)
Sun, 17 Apr '22
Unaccounted for, for short
Thu, 7 Apr '22
The Heat, on scoreboards
Sun, 27 Mar '22
Actress Farrow
Wed, 9 Mar '22
Nowhere to be found, informally
Sun, 2 Jan '22
Rapper known offstage as Mathangi Arulpragasam
Tue, 14 Dec '21
Actress Farrow
Wed, 11 Aug '21
"Mamma ___!"
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Unaccounted for, briefly
Thu, 27 May '21
G.I. to be worried about
Tue, 30 Mar '21
Leading female role in "Pulp Fiction"
Thu, 18 Mar '21
___ Love, Utah's first Black congressperson
Wed, 10 Mar '21
Hamm with two Olympic gold medals
Mon, 11 Jan '21
Soccer star Hamm