A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ORR

Wed, 27 Oct '21
Hockey great Bobby
Wed, 7 Jul '21
Boston Bruins icon
Thu, 17 Jun '21
Mary whose short story "The Wisdom of Eve" was the basis for 1950's "All About Eve"
Wed, 2 Jun '21
Defenseman who scored a Stanley Cup-winning "flying goal"
Thu, 20 May '21
Yossarian's tentmate in "Catch-22"
Tue, 30 Mar '21
Only defenseman to have won the N.H.L. scoring title (1970, 1975)