A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LAS

Sat, 19 Nov '22
Much of "Deck the Halls"
Sun, 14 Aug '22
Part of L.V.
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)