A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

KEY

Sat, 4 Jun '22
Partner of 53-Down
Mon, 16 May '22
Piano part
Sun, 24 Apr '22
Very important
Wed, 29 Sep '21
Type (in)
Thu, 16 Sep '21
Score specification
Sat, 3 Jul '21
See 7-Down
Tue, 4 May '21
Symbol of ownership
Sun, 4 Apr '21
Crucial