A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Wed, 26 Jan '22
Fit
Fri, 31 Dec '21
Proficient
Sat, 11 Dec '21
Fit
Sun, 31 Oct '21
Up to it
Thu, 14 Oct '21
Fit for the task
Wed, 25 Aug '21
Partner of willing