A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ATE

Thu, 16 Jun '22
Downed
Fri, 27 May '22
Put away
Tue, 3 May '22
Gobbled up
Mon, 2 May '22
Feasted
Fri, 15 Apr '22
Absorbed
Fri, 25 Mar '22
Cleared one's cookies?
Thu, 10 Mar '22
Dug in
Sun, 6 Feb '22
"Thanks, but I already ___"
Fri, 28 Jan '22
Had
Thu, 27 Jan '22
Grazed
Wed, 19 Jan '22
Did some crunches at lunch?
Sun, 2 Jan '22
Homophone of the sum of this clue number's digits
Sun, 5 Dec '21
What seven did to nine, in a joke
Thu, 2 Dec '21
Consumed
Sat, 23 Oct '21
___ and ran
Wed, 6 Oct '21
Consumed
Fri, 1 Oct '21
Put away
Sat, 28 Aug '21
Put away
Thu, 26 Aug '21
Absorbed, as a loss
Sun, 8 Aug '21
Noshed on
Thu, 8 Jul '21
Eroded, with "away"
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Supped
Sun, 20 Jun '21
Put away some groceries?
Tue, 1 Jun '21
Broke bread
Wed, 17 Mar '21
Consumed
Tue, 16 Mar '21
Broke a fast
Mon, 1 Mar '21
Partook of a meal
Tue, 9 Feb '21
Ingested