A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SOIL

Fri, 5 Nov '21
Sovereign land, so to speak
Fri, 22 Oct '21
It covers a lot of ground
Fri, 28 May '21
Potter's substance
Fri, 5 Feb '21
Concern in geomorphology
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Besmirch
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Seedy area?
Sun, 3 Jan '21
Gardener's supply