A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

GIST

Mon, 23 Jan '23
Meat of the matter
Mon, 26 Sep '22
Heart of the matter
Tue, 16 Aug '22
Crux of the matter
Thu, 20 Jan '22
General meaning
Fri, 10 Dec '21
Meat
Sat, 23 Oct '21
Meat
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Basic point
Tue, 23 Feb '21
Heart