A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sun, 24 Jul '22
___ Club
Sat, 9 Jul '22
Group that counts Harding, Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy as former members
Wed, 8 Jun '22
Fraternal order
Tue, 21 Dec '21
Wapitis
Sat, 6 Nov '21
Order at a lodge
Fri, 15 Oct '21
Lodge group
Wed, 14 Jul '21
Group with lodges
Mon, 28 Jun '21
Fraternal order