A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

STAT

Tue, 6 Jun '23
"Now!"
Wed, 12 Apr '23
Rebounds, e.g., informally
Tue, 7 Feb '23
Info on a trading card
Sun, 8 Jan '23
Immediately
Sat, 26 Nov '22
"Now!"
Thu, 17 Nov '22
"Now!"
Sun, 16 Oct '22
Field goal avg., e.g.
Wed, 12 Oct '22
"Right now"
Sun, 24 Jul '22
"Now!"
Tue, 28 Jun '22
TDs or FGs
Sun, 26 Jun '22
E.R. imperative
Wed, 15 Jun '22
"Right now!"
Sun, 1 May '22
"P.D.Q." in the O.R.
Mon, 22 Nov '21
"Now!" in the operating room
Sat, 13 Nov '21
"Don't wait!"
Thu, 28 Oct '21
Tackles, say
Thu, 21 Oct '21
No. on the back of a baseball card
Fri, 1 Oct '21
"Now!"
Tue, 21 Sep '21
"Immediately!"
Fri, 27 Aug '21
Turnovers, e.g.
Sat, 24 Jul '21
Average, maybe
Tue, 25 May '21
E.R.A. or R.B.I.
Sat, 15 May '21
Runs or walks
Mon, 8 Mar '21
"A.S.A.P.!"