A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EARS

Mon, 11 Jul '22
Hearing things?
Tue, 25 Jan '22
Corn units
Mon, 13 Dec '21
Elves have big ones, stereotypically
Tue, 1 Jun '21
Prominent elephant features
Fri, 5 Mar '21
A katydid's are found on its legs, strangely enough