A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SPY

Sat, 13 Aug '22
Lead-in to ware
Mon, 30 May '22
Intel employee?
Thu, 24 Mar '22
Person with intelligence
Sun, 27 Feb '22
Who might bug you?
Wed, 26 Jan '22
Cloak-and-dagger sort
Sat, 13 Nov '21
Monitor of a tap
Sun, 31 Oct '21
Northern ___ (curiously named apple variety)
Sun, 24 Oct '21
One doing inside work
Fri, 14 May '21
Bug expert?
Sat, 27 Mar '21
One who's got the bug?
Thu, 25 Mar '21
One role for Harriet Tubman in the Civil War
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Only Stratego piece with a letter on it