A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

IDIOT

Mon, 29 Aug '22
Moron
Tue, 14 Jun '22
"It is a tale told by an ___, full of sound and fury": Shak.
Thu, 2 Jun '22
Dostoyevsky novel, with "The"
Wed, 23 Feb '22
Pinhead
Sun, 10 Oct '21
Dostoyevsky's Prince Myshkin, so the book title declares
Sun, 12 Sep '21
"Einstein," sarcastically
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Buffoon
Wed, 23 Jun '21
Bozo
Thu, 20 May '21
Doofus