A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ANY

Thu, 23 May '24
"Doesn't matter which"
Fri, 19 Apr '24
Unspecified amount
Tue, 20 Feb '24
"___ takers?"
Sun, 21 Jan '24
___ second
Wed, 6 Dec '23
"Have you ___ wool?"
Fri, 17 Nov '23
Selected at random
Sun, 6 Aug '23
Even one
Wed, 12 Jul '23
This, that or whichever
Tue, 4 Jul '23
Even one
Fri, 16 Jun '23
"___ news?"
Wed, 7 Jun '23
Whichever
Tue, 9 May '23
At ___ rate
Fri, 5 May '23
Whatever
Tue, 18 Apr '23
Some amount
Sun, 19 Mar '23
Word with where and how, but not usually why
Wed, 7 Dec '22
Unspecified amount
Fri, 28 Oct '22
"___ advice?"
Fri, 14 Oct '22
Whichever
Sat, 1 Oct '22
Flexible request
Sun, 18 Sep '22
___ port in a storm
Sat, 27 Aug '22
Even one
Wed, 24 Aug '22
No one in particular
Mon, 22 Aug '22
___ port in a storm
Thu, 7 Jul '22
Lead-in to how or hoo
Wed, 6 Jul '22
Whichever
Sat, 25 Dec '21
Body opening?
Sat, 2 Oct '21
At least one
Wed, 15 Sep '21
Whichever
Fri, 6 Aug '21
Partner of all
Wed, 21 Jul '21
Whichever
Fri, 16 Jul '21
Partner of all
Sun, 18 Apr '21
Which card to pick from a magician?
Tue, 2 Mar '21
Whichever