A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Thu, 7 Oct '21
Be shy
Wed, 6 Oct '21
Be in a red state, perhaps
Tue, 5 Oct '21
What the middle of 58-Across stands for
Mon, 23 Aug '21
Have debts
Sun, 22 Aug '21
Word repeated in "I ___, I ___, it's off to work I go"
Wed, 23 Jun '21
Fall short
Mon, 14 Jun '21
Be in debt
Tue, 11 May '21
Have to pay
Sun, 2 May '21
Be short