A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

USE

Mon, 8 Jul '24
"Oh, what's the ___?"
Mon, 13 May '24
Deplete, with "up"
Sun, 10 Mar '24
Put to work
Wed, 6 Mar '24
"Oh, what's the ___?"
Wed, 28 Feb '24
Cause of wear and tear
Sun, 25 Feb '24
Apt letters that complete this word: P_RPO_ _
Fri, 22 Dec '23
Single-___
Sun, 17 Dec '23
Recreational ___
Wed, 29 Nov '23
Get value from
Thu, 26 Oct '23
Manipulate
Wed, 18 Oct '23
Application
Mon, 9 Oct '23
Put to work
Thu, 28 Sep '23
Application
Thu, 15 Jun '23
"What's the ___?"
Wed, 31 May '23
Single-___ plastics (environmental concern)
Mon, 24 Apr '23
One of many for a Swiss Army knife
Sun, 23 Apr '23
Application
Thu, 20 Apr '23
Function
Tue, 18 Apr '23
Consumption
Mon, 30 Jan '23
___ with caution
Sat, 28 Jan '23
"What's the ___?"
Sat, 21 Jan '23
Wear and tear
Sun, 1 Jan '23
Bring into play
Mon, 10 Oct '22
Take advantage of
Mon, 12 Sep '22
Take advantage of
Wed, 10 Aug '22
Not let go to waste
Mon, 1 Aug '22
"___ as directed" (medicine bottle caution)
Wed, 29 Jun '22
Play for a sucker
Tue, 21 Jun '22
Manipulate
Sun, 22 May '22
Exploit
Fri, 25 Mar '22
Deploy
Thu, 17 Mar '22
Application
Sat, 19 Feb '22
Exercise
Sun, 30 Jan '22
Application
Mon, 24 Jan '22
"___ your head!"
Fri, 21 Jan '22
Wield
Sun, 26 Dec '21
Exercise
Mon, 14 Jun '21
"___ the Force, Luke"
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Deploy
Sun, 9 May '21
Cause of wear and tear
Wed, 5 May '21
Handle
Wed, 28 Apr '21
Manipulate
Mon, 19 Apr '21
Get value from
Wed, 10 Mar '21
Application
Wed, 17 Feb '21
Manipulate
Tue, 9 Feb '21
"It's no ___!"
Sun, 27 Dec '20
Sponge off of