A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

STAB

Sun, 22 May '22
Sudden feeling, as of remorse
Fri, 29 Apr '22
Try
Sun, 13 Mar '22
Sudden sharp pain
Tue, 21 Dec '21
Attempt, metaphorically
Mon, 6 Dec '21
Wild guess
Wed, 29 Sep '21
Wild guess
Tue, 17 Aug '21
Wild guess
Tue, 10 Aug '21
Wild guess
Wed, 21 Jul '21
Wild guess
Thu, 1 Jul '21
Random guess
Mon, 19 Apr '21
Wild guess
Sat, 6 Mar '21
Crack, so to speak
Wed, 27 Jan '21
Attempt
Mon, 25 Jan '21
Wild guess