A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

rita

Tue, 5 Dec '06
Meter maid of song
Thu, 26 Oct '06
Novelist ____ Mae Brown
Sat, 21 Oct '06
Romance fiction award
Tue, 3 Oct '06
Pinup Hayworth
Sun, 24 Sep '06
Missing from 37-Across