A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MAO

Thu, 5 Aug '21
Portrait seen on renminbi bank notes
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Kind of jacket
Mon, 12 Apr '21
China's ___ Zedong
Wed, 7 Apr '21
Leader namechecked in the Beatles' "Revolution"
Wed, 17 Feb '21
World leader with a distinctive jacket
Mon, 15 Feb '21
Founder of Communist China
Mon, 8 Feb '21
China's Chairman ___
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Portrait seen on renminbi bills
Tue, 12 Jan '21
Iconic Andy Warhol subject