A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sat, 23 Oct '21
Contents of some wells
Sat, 9 Oct '21
It's all over the papers
Wed, 1 Sep '21
Sign
Mon, 9 Aug '21
Tattoos, informally
Wed, 2 Jun '21
Fingerprinting need
Thu, 29 Apr '21
Finalize, as a deal
Mon, 22 Mar '21
Squid's defense
Fri, 19 Mar '21
Sign
Fri, 19 Feb '21
Contents of some wells
Sun, 7 Feb '21
Press