A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ACE

Sun, 23 Oct '22
Whiz
Sun, 9 Oct '22
Either half of pocket rockets, in poker slang
Tue, 20 Sep '22
Part of 10-J-Q-K-A
Sun, 31 Jul '22
Wizard
Tue, 26 Jul '22
Virtuoso
Sun, 24 Jul '22
Whiz
Thu, 21 Jul '22
Top of a deck
Thu, 14 Jul '22
Valuable diamond
Sun, 10 Jul '22
Excellent service?
Sat, 2 Jul '22
Game 1 starter, typically
Mon, 6 Jun '22
"A" card in the deck
Sun, 15 May '22
High part of a deck
Sun, 1 May '22
Flexible spade, say
Mon, 4 Apr '22
Total pro
Sat, 26 Feb '22
Wunderkind
Fri, 21 Jan '22
Person of extraordinary skill
Sun, 16 Jan '22
Big club in Las Vegas?
Fri, 3 Dec '21
Pro
Mon, 8 Nov '21
Blackjack card with two values
Mon, 1 Nov '21
Score 100% on
Sun, 31 Oct '21
Card in a royal flush
Thu, 28 Oct '21
Virtuoso
Wed, 27 Oct '21
King or queen topper
Sun, 24 Oct '21
Crush, as a test
Thu, 30 Sep '21
It's often included in a good deal
Tue, 7 Sep '21
Versatile blackjack card
Thu, 2 Sep '21
Expert
Mon, 30 Aug '21
The "A" of A-K-Q-J
Tue, 10 Aug '21
Perfect serve
Mon, 9 Aug '21
Flexible blackjack card
Wed, 4 Aug '21
Tennis feat
Sat, 12 Jun '21
Asexual, informally
Mon, 31 May '21
There's only one spot for this
Sun, 30 May '21
Put one past
Wed, 28 Apr '21
Crackerjack
Sat, 17 Apr '21
Crackerjack
Sun, 4 Apr '21
Outstanding pitcher
Sat, 3 Apr '21
Wizard
Wed, 31 Mar '21
Virtuoso
Thu, 4 Mar '21
Nail
Sat, 20 Feb '21
Excellent
Wed, 3 Feb '21
Nail, as a test
Thu, 21 Jan '21
Crush, as a test
Thu, 14 Jan '21
Whiz
Wed, 30 Dec '20
Alternative to Lowe's