A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TAR

Sun, 10 Oct '21
Describe in a negative way
Wed, 8 Sep '21
Sticky stuff
Wed, 5 May '21
Besmirch
Tue, 9 Mar '21
Stuff in cigarettes
Tue, 2 Mar '21
Road goo
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Driveway material