A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

YEN

Thu, 4 Aug '22
Craving
Mon, 6 Jun '22
Japanese currency
Wed, 4 May '22
Desire
Sun, 17 Apr '22
¥
Sat, 19 Mar '22
Currency whose name means, literally, "round"
Fri, 18 Feb '22
Deep desire
Tue, 23 Mar '21
Kyoto dough
Tue, 9 Feb '21
What a "Y" with a pair of horizontal lines through it is the symbol for
Tue, 2 Feb '21
Longing