A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EDGE

Thu, 7 Apr '22
Lucky hit for a Ping-Pong player
Tue, 22 Feb '22
Brink
Thu, 27 Jan '22
Lip
Mon, 3 Jan '22
Border
Sun, 19 Dec '21
Little lead
Mon, 13 Dec '21
Narrowly defeat, with "out"
Wed, 1 Dec '21
Upper hand
Wed, 17 Nov '21
One of 12 on a die
Mon, 15 Nov '21
Sharp part of a knife
Tue, 2 Nov '21
Where the crispest brownies are found in a brownie pan
Wed, 12 May '21
Strategic starting piece in a jigsaw puzzle
Tue, 27 Apr '21
Cutting part of a knife
Wed, 17 Feb '21
Beat out