A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PLOT

Mon, 13 May '24
Secretly plan
Sat, 30 Dec '23
Twists can thicken it
Tue, 10 Oct '23
Film's story line
Tue, 29 Aug '23
Feature of a garden or novel
Tue, 20 Jun '23
What a book review might spoil
Fri, 9 Jun '23
Gunpowder ___ (1605 English conspiracy)
Sat, 6 May '23
Scheme
Thu, 10 Nov '22
What's spelled out, appropriately, after mapping the coordinates indicated by this puzzle's circled letters
Fri, 7 May '21
Kind of device used in filmmaking