A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASP

Sat, 27 Nov '21
Symbol on an ancient sarcophagus
Thu, 25 Nov '21
Wood nymph / Independent person
Tue, 12 Oct '21
Nile biter
Thu, 26 Aug '21
Shakespeare's "poor venomous fool"
Wed, 25 Aug '21
Snake along the Nile
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Symbol of royalty in ancient Egypt
Sat, 10 Jul '21
"The pretty worm of Nilus ... that kills and pains not," per Shakespeare
Thu, 17 Jun '21
Relative of an adder
Tue, 8 Jun '21
"Raiders of the Lost Ark" snake
Sat, 29 May '21
Spreader of venom
Mon, 19 Apr '21
Snake symbolizing old Egyptian royalty
Wed, 24 Mar '21
Danger for Indiana Jones
Fri, 19 Mar '21
Symbol of royalty in ancient Egypt
Sun, 14 Mar '21
Prop in a Shakespeare tragedy
Mon, 8 Feb '21
Snake in "Antony and Cleopatra"
Wed, 27 Jan '21
"Poor venomous fool," to Cleopatra
Fri, 8 Jan '21
Saharan menace