A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Wed, 3 Aug '22
___ Office
Thu, 14 Jul '22
Like many tracks
Mon, 11 Jul '22
___ Office (room in the West Wing)
Sat, 9 Jul '22
Like many place mats
Wed, 29 Jun '22
The earth's path around the sun, e.g.
Fri, 8 Apr '22
___ brilliant (diamond cut)
Wed, 2 Mar '22
Racing shape
Tue, 8 Feb '22
Egg-shaped
Tue, 15 Jun '21
Like the Kia and Hyundai logos
Sun, 14 Mar '21
Cartoon speech bubble, often