A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LEMON

Fri, 3 Nov '23
Likely candidate for a breakdown
Sun, 13 Aug '23
Shade of yellow
Tue, 30 May '23
Fruit that makes your lips pucker
Sat, 29 Apr '23
Not-so-hot wheels
Mon, 24 Apr '23
Common iced tea garnish
Mon, 17 Apr '23
Flavor of yellow Skittles
Tue, 28 Sep '21
See 4-Down