A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

STATE

Fri, 8 Oct '21
Washington, but not Jefferson
Mon, 20 Sep '21
The "S" of L.S.U.
Sun, 5 Sep '21
Lead-in to "of mind" or "of war"
Fri, 16 Apr '21
Tabasco, for one
Wed, 31 Mar '21
Part of a political convention roll call