A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LIU

Thu, 17 Feb '22
___ Yifei, star of 2020's "Mulan"
Wed, 16 Feb '22
Simu ___, star of "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"
Tue, 12 Oct '21
"Kill Bill" actress Lucy
Mon, 20 Sep '21
Lucy of "Charlie's Angels"
Sun, 22 Aug '21
"Kill Bill" co-star
Tue, 9 Mar '21
Lucy of "Elementary"
Mon, 22 Feb '21
Lucy of TV's "Elementary"