A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ALTER

Thu, 11 Aug '22
Make adjustments to
Sat, 16 Jul '22
Edit, e.g.
Sun, 22 May '22
Take in, say
Sun, 2 Jan '22
Tailor, maybe
Thu, 18 Nov '21
Do some tailoring to
Tue, 28 Sep '21
Change
Sun, 29 Aug '21
Tailor
Sun, 6 Jun '21
Let out or take in
Sun, 2 May '21
Take in, maybe