A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Tue, 20 Sep '22
Shake an Etch A Sketch, say
Sat, 23 Apr '22
Off the mark?
Wed, 13 Apr '22
Clear
Sun, 3 Apr '22
Take off the board
Wed, 3 Nov '21
Make changes to the board
Tue, 28 Sep '21
Backspace through, say
Fri, 23 Jul '21
Rub out
Sun, 20 Jun '21
Shake an Etch A Sketch, e.g.
Mon, 10 May '21
"Do not ___" (blackboard words)
Sat, 20 Feb '21
Clear
Sun, 7 Feb '21
What most pens can't do