A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ILLS

Sun, 11 Sep '22
Woes
Tue, 31 May '22
Poverty and pollution, for two
Wed, 4 May '22
Afflictions
Sun, 3 Apr '22
Misfortunes
Fri, 25 Mar '22
Pandora releases
Thu, 17 Mar '22
Afflictions
Thu, 25 Nov '21
Misfortunes
Mon, 12 Apr '21
Societal problems
Thu, 11 Feb '21
Woes