A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SCAR

Mon, 13 Nov '23
Surgery souvenir, maybe
Fri, 9 Jun '23
Plastic surgeon's concern
Thu, 4 May '23
Indication of an operation
Tue, 14 Feb '23
Surgical souvenir
Mon, 5 Dec '22
Surgical souvenir
Mon, 31 Oct '22
Surgical souvenir
Wed, 25 May '22
Reminder of a past injury
Mon, 17 Jan '22
Sign of an old wound
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Disney villain voiced by Jeremy Irons
Sat, 2 Oct '21
Leave a mark
Sun, 5 Sep '21
Something commonly left in an operating room
Fri, 20 Aug '21
___ for life
Fri, 11 Jun '21
Leave damaged
Sun, 28 Feb '21
Permanent marker?