A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ESS

Sun, 24 Jul '22
Shape of a heron's neck
Wed, 13 Jul '22
Double curve
Tue, 14 Jun '22
Feminine suffix
Thu, 31 Mar '22
Either end of a school bus?
Fri, 11 Feb '22
Squad leader?
Tue, 28 Sep '21
Certain curve
Mon, 26 Jul '21
Serpentine letter
Mon, 5 Jul '21
Shape on a winding road
Sun, 20 Jun '21
What "..." may represent
Tue, 9 Feb '21
Suffix with host