A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ALIT

Sat, 10 Sep '22
Settled (on)
Tue, 9 Aug '22
Touched down
Sat, 21 May '22
Settled down
Mon, 3 Jan '22
Landed, as on a wire
Wed, 15 Dec '21
Landed
Wed, 6 Oct '21
Made a touchdown
Sun, 26 Sep '21
Settled (on)
Mon, 2 Aug '21
Came down, as to earth
Tue, 16 Feb '21
Landed