A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ALIT

Mon, 8 Apr '24
Touched down
Sun, 4 Feb '24
Landed
Sun, 3 Dec '23
Landed
Sat, 21 Oct '23
Settled
Wed, 5 Jul '23
Came down
Fri, 9 Jun '23
Settled (on)
Sun, 5 Mar '23
Landed
Thu, 15 Dec '22
Came down
Fri, 25 Nov '22
Came down
Sun, 20 Nov '22
Came down
Fri, 18 Nov '22
Hit the ground
Fri, 28 Oct '22
Came down
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