A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

WIN

Tue, 16 Nov '21
Earn the most votes, say
Thu, 21 Oct '21
Connect four in the game Connect Four, e.g.
Tue, 5 Oct '21
Victory
Wed, 8 Sep '21
Take home the gold
Thu, 29 Apr '21
The 1, in 1-0
Mon, 1 Feb '21
Finish first in a race