A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ORC

Sun, 2 Jan '22
Fantasy creature whose name is an anagram of another fantasy creature
Wed, 29 Dec '21
"The Lord of the Rings" brute
Tue, 14 Dec '21
Tolkien monster
Thu, 5 Aug '21
"Lord of the Rings" baddie
Thu, 18 Mar '21
Soldier of Sauron
Wed, 3 Feb '21
Elf's foe in "The Lord of the Rings"
Fri, 15 Jan '21
Fantasy monster