A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASIDE

Tue, 18 Jan '22
As an ___ (parenthetically)
Mon, 27 Dec '21
Parenthetical comment
Fri, 24 Dec '21
Many a confession on a theater stage
Wed, 30 Jun '21
Stage digression
Thu, 17 Jun '21
Words to the audience