A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ELMO

Sun, 14 Nov '21
Muppet who hosts the "Not-Too-Late Show"
Thu, 24 Jun '21
Love to Hug ___ (plush doll)
Thu, 1 Apr '21
Friend of Cookie Monster
Wed, 20 Jan '21
Muppet who once helped Emeril on "Emeril Live"
Thu, 7 Jan '21
Resident at 123 Sesame Street
Sun, 3 Jan '21
Muppet who sings in the "Try, Try Again" song