A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CAR

Sun, 28 Nov '21
Stingray or Barracuda, e.g.
Mon, 4 Oct '21
Word after bumper or cable
Tue, 28 Sep '21
It might be jacked up
Mon, 19 Jul '21
Auto
Wed, 7 Jul '21
Subway component
Sun, 17 Jan '21
Z4 or Q50
Mon, 4 Jan '21
Batmobile, e.g.