A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SHIN

Mon, 4 Apr '22
Part of the leg between the knee and ankle
Thu, 24 Mar '22
Where the tibia is
Fri, 4 Feb '22
Hebrew letter on a dreidel
Wed, 3 Nov '21
Hebrew letter that also names a part of the body
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Climb, as a rope
Fri, 4 Jun '21
Well-guarded area in sports?