A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EAR

Fri, 16 Sep '22
Knack for notes
Sun, 28 Aug '22
Symbol for an audio device
Wed, 27 Jul '22
Put a ring on it
Wed, 20 Jul '22
Body part that "pops"
Thu, 9 Jun '22
Place for a hammer and anvil
Mon, 9 May '22
Anatomical canal locale
Tue, 26 Apr '22
Musical ability
Thu, 24 Mar '22
Word with dog or elephant
Fri, 4 Mar '22
Attention
Sun, 23 Jan '22
Either side of a beaming grin, in a phrase
Tue, 21 Dec '21
Prominent feature of a fennec fox
Sun, 5 Dec '21
Piercing spot
Tue, 9 Nov '21
Something often lent, but never returned
Tue, 5 Oct '21
Musical skill
Wed, 15 Sep '21
Musician's asset
Wed, 8 Sep '21
Common piercing site
Sun, 5 Sep '21
See 126-Down
Mon, 30 Aug '21
Big part of a dachshund
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Musicianship
Thu, 29 Jul '21
Aid in balance
Sat, 17 Jul '21
Lent feature
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Place for a canal or a kernel
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Musical ability
Fri, 28 May '21
Bud's place
Sun, 9 May '21
Lead-in to trumpet or drum
Wed, 28 Apr '21
Pencil holder, at times
Sun, 28 Mar '21
Canal locale
Fri, 26 Mar '21
Distinctive part of a Batman costume
Fri, 12 Feb '21
Musical acuity
Tue, 5 Jan '21
"Fly swatter" for an elephant