A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Wed, 24 Aug '22
Simile's center
Mon, 22 Aug '22
Free ___ bird
Tue, 2 Aug '22
Arkansas governor Hutchinson
Thu, 9 Dec '21
Brave ___ lion
Wed, 24 Nov '21
___ reminder
Sun, 10 Oct '21
Simile center
Tue, 17 Aug '21
Simile's center
Mon, 29 Mar '21
Naked ___ jaybird
Thu, 14 Jan '21
___ whole