A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SIEGE

Sun, 17 Apr '22
Attack tactic
Sun, 13 Mar '22
Lay ___ to
Wed, 6 Oct '21
Genghis Khan tactic
Sat, 24 Jul '21
Campaign that may involve catapults and trebuchets
Sun, 16 May '21
Alternative to a blitz