A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LEN

Mon, 16 May '22
Hall-of-Fame QB Dawson
Fri, 25 Mar '22
Canadian band with the 1999 top 10 hit "Steal My Sunshine"
Thu, 16 Dec '21
"Dancing With the Stars" judge Goodman
Sun, 10 Oct '21
Spy novelist Deighton
Wed, 6 Oct '21
Actor Cariou
Sat, 25 Sep '21
Spy novelist Deighton
Sat, 21 Aug '21
Director Wiseman
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Mystery writer Deighton
Mon, 10 May '21
Man's name hidden in "reliableness"