A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ALI

Mon, 22 Nov '21
"Baby Cobra" comic Wong
Wed, 3 Nov '21
Comedian Wong
Tue, 12 Oct '21
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" boxer
Wed, 6 Oct '21
"Always Be My Maybe" actress Wong
Mon, 19 Jul '21
Boxer who floated like a butterfly, stung like a bee
Tue, 22 Jun '21
2001 Will Smith title role
Thu, 27 May '21
Mahershala of "Green Book"
Mon, 3 May '21
Mahershala of "Green Book"
Wed, 28 Apr '21
"The Louisville Lip"
Mon, 12 Apr '21
Heavyweight champ known as "The Greatest"
Tue, 30 Mar '21
Mahershala with two Oscars
Tue, 23 Mar '21
Woman's nickname that drops "-son"
Sun, 14 Mar '21
Comedian Wong
Fri, 12 Mar '21
___ Krieger, U.S. women's soccer star
Mon, 8 Feb '21
Actor Mahershala