A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LOU

Tue, 17 May '22
"Sweet Jane" songwriter Reed
Tue, 22 Mar '22
Singer Rawls
Thu, 24 Feb '22
"Rugrats" grandpa
Wed, 29 Dec '21
Bega who sang "Mambo No. 5"
Fri, 25 Jun '21
Gymnast Mary ___ Retton
Sat, 1 May '21
___ Hoover, first lady before Eleanor Roosevelt
Thu, 25 Mar '21
Jazz's Mary ___ Williams
Fri, 5 Feb '21
Jazz great Mary ___ Williams