A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LAB

Thu, 25 Nov '21
Chocolate ___
Fri, 12 Nov '21
Where to fill a flask with alcohol
Thu, 4 Nov '21
Test site
Thu, 13 May '21
Chocolate ___
Mon, 10 May '21
Scientist's workplace
Wed, 5 May '21
Word with science or chocolate
Mon, 29 Mar '21
Part of a chem class