A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LAS

Thu, 14 Apr '22
Steps on a scale?
Mon, 21 Mar '22
___ Vegas, Nev.
Tue, 28 Dec '21
___ Palmas, city in the Canary Islands
Sun, 10 Oct '21
Syllables when you forget the words
Wed, 6 Oct '21
___ Cruces, N.M.
Sun, 29 Aug '21
___ Palmas
Sat, 27 Feb '21
"___ MaƱanitas" (Mexican birthday song)