A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MIC

Sun, 19 Jun '22
Hot ___ (speaker's worry)
Tue, 14 Jun '22
A live one might be hot
Tue, 15 Mar '22
Source of unwanted feedback?
Wed, 1 Dec '21
Word with stand or drop
Fri, 1 Oct '21
Open ___
Sat, 19 Jun '21
___ check