A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

STATE

Tue, 31 May '22
Word before "of mind" or "of emergency"
Thu, 10 Mar '22
Washington, but not Washington, D.C. (yet!)
Fri, 24 Dec '21
Part of many university names
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