A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Thu, 24 Aug '23
Openly proclaim
Sat, 15 Jul '23
Not just suggest
Thu, 8 Dec '22
State
Sun, 29 May '22
Say outright
Thu, 31 Mar '22
Declare
Sun, 20 Feb '22
Declare
Wed, 10 Feb '21
Profess
Thu, 28 Jan '21
Confess openly
Fri, 1 Jan '21
Say frankly