A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SEED

Sun, 28 Nov '21
Source
Tue, 28 Sep '21
Germ
Fri, 24 Sep '21
Pip
Fri, 6 Aug '21
___ money
Thu, 1 Jul '21
Genesis
Sun, 2 May '21
Avocado pit, for one
Fri, 15 Jan '21
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