A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EAR

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