A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

III

Thu, 24 Nov '22
The third
Wed, 26 Oct '22
Right on the dial of a grandfather clock?
Mon, 1 Aug '22
Three on a grandfather clock
Sun, 22 May '22
Division ___, lowest level of the N.C.A.A.
Tue, 26 Oct '21
"East" on a grandfather clock
Sat, 22 May '21
It can be found right on a clock
Thu, 20 May '21
Jr.'s son, maybe