A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

WON

Sun, 16 Oct '22
Currency for the prize on "Squid Game"
Tue, 12 Apr '22
Prevailed
Sun, 27 Feb '22
Broke the finish line ribbon
Fri, 8 Oct '21
Earned
Wed, 22 Sep '21
Got the gold
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Finished first
Thu, 1 Jul '21
South Korean currency
Tue, 13 Apr '21
Took the checkered flag