A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SALE

Sun, 17 Jul '22
Register ring-up
Sun, 22 May '22
Word with tag or tax
Fri, 1 Apr '22
Closing activity
Wed, 6 Oct '21
Yard ___
Thu, 23 Sep '21
Something that's no good unless it's closed
Fri, 26 Mar '21
Result of a good pitch
Sun, 7 Mar '21
What may result in a handshake