A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PIER

Wed, 31 Jan '24
Spot from which to say "bon voyage"
Tue, 25 Jul '23
Stevedore's workplace
Tue, 18 Jul '23
Mooring and fishing spot
Fri, 14 Jul '23
Walk on water?
Fri, 14 Apr '23
Walk on water?
Tue, 26 Jul '22
Fishing site
Sun, 15 May '22
Santa Monica ___, southwest terminus of 114-Across
Sat, 6 Nov '21
Walk on water?
Mon, 7 Jun '21
Where boats tie up