A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SAND

Tue, 22 Nov '22
Take the edge off, in a way
Tue, 18 Oct '22
Golfers don't want to go into it
Sat, 24 Sep '22
Ocean liner?
Mon, 12 Sep '22
Something brought home unintentionally from the beach
Thu, 25 Aug '22
Smooth, in a way
Wed, 4 May '22
Castle material
Sun, 27 Mar '22
Smooth, in a way
Tue, 7 Dec '21
Contents of an hourglass
Mon, 8 Feb '21
Beach composition