A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ZEN

Wed, 29 Jun '22
___ garden
Fri, 20 May '22
Kind of garden
Sun, 15 May '22
Peaceful, informally
Wed, 5 Jan '22
Kind of state
Sun, 3 Oct '21
___ garden
Sat, 17 Apr '21
Kind of garden
Tue, 6 Apr '21
___ garden
Sun, 7 Feb '21
Unflappable state of mind