A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle


Mon, 12 Feb '24
Furniture store known for its cafeterias' meatballs
Tue, 6 Feb '24
Retail giant whose first store opened in Älmhult, Sweden
Sun, 12 Nov '23
Store whose name is an acronym
Mon, 9 Oct '23
Swedish furniture giant
Wed, 2 Aug '23
Store whose products often come with Allen wrenches
Wed, 7 Jun '23
Home furnishings superstore
Thu, 1 Jun '23
Store with a suggested navigational path
Sun, 21 May '23
Big-box store with a labyrinthine layout
Sun, 12 Feb '23
Furniture giant
Tue, 17 Jan '23
Furniture giant whose name is an acronym
Wed, 23 Nov '22
International brand with a three-syllable name
Thu, 14 Jul '22
Retail giant founded in 1943 by a 17-year-old
Sat, 28 May '22
Company that uses about 1% of the world's wood supply annually
Wed, 27 Apr '22
Where one may purchase a sectional with a side of meatballs
Fri, 18 Mar '22
Store with a three-syllable name in four letters
Tue, 1 Feb '22
Big seller of flat-pack furniture
Mon, 17 Jan '22
Furniture megastore
Fri, 24 Dec '21
What Shøp on "The Simpsons" is a parody of
Fri, 1 Oct '21
Its products often come with Allen keys
Tue, 28 Sep '21
Store with a one-way route through its cavernous space
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Big believer in the freedom of assembly?
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Producer of the world's most widely read consumer catalog
Sun, 23 May '21
Its merchandise often comes with pictorial instructions
Fri, 19 Mar '21
___ effect, bias toward products that consumers assemble themselves
Wed, 17 Feb '21
Seller of Uppland and Ektorp sofas
Thu, 4 Feb '21
Its products often come with Allen wrenches
Tue, 5 Jan '21
First company to feature a gay couple in a mainstream U.S. TV ad (1994)