A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

GPA

Thu, 7 Oct '21
2.0, for one
Sun, 26 Sep '21
Transcript fig.
Sun, 19 Sep '21
Valedictorian's pride, in brief
Tue, 24 Aug '21
Mean marks, for short?
Tue, 20 Jul '21
4.0 is a good one
Sun, 27 Jun '21
College admissions fig.
Fri, 2 Apr '21
Fig. that always includes a decimal