A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sun, 11 Feb '24
Verb in some tautologies
Sun, 28 Jan '24
Verb sometimes abbreviated to its central letter
Mon, 8 Jan '24
Taylor Swift's "We ___ Never Ever Getting Back Together"
Wed, 6 Dec '23
"Happy Days ___ Here Again"
Tue, 5 Dec '23
"___ we there yet?"
Sat, 25 Nov '23
Spanish : "son" :: English : ___
Tue, 21 Nov '23
"Men ___ from Mars …"
Sun, 12 Nov '23
"___ you ready?"
Fri, 3 Nov '23
"Chances" follower
Mon, 9 Oct '23
"Facts ___ facts"
Sun, 8 Oct '23
Verb that sounds like a letter
Sun, 6 Aug '23
"Chances ___ ..."
Wed, 26 Jul '23
"Not all those who wander ___ lost": J.R.R. Tolkien
Mon, 24 Jul '23
"___ you kidding me?"
Tue, 11 Jul '23
"___ we done here?"
Tue, 6 Jun '23
"Rules ___ rules"
Fri, 26 May '23
Equal
Wed, 24 May '23
"___ we there yet?"
Tue, 16 May '23
You ___ here (words on a mall map)
Thu, 20 Apr '23
Word often abbreviated to its middle letter in texts
Wed, 29 Mar '23
"___ you serious?"
Sat, 25 Mar '23
"There you ___!"
Thu, 2 Mar '23
Add up to
Fri, 17 Feb '23
"There you ___!"
Fri, 6 Jan '23
See 27-Across
Fri, 30 Dec '22
Metric unit equal to 100 square meters
Wed, 7 Dec '22
"___ you serious?"
Wed, 23 Nov '22
"Where the Wild Things ___"
Tue, 8 Nov '22
"___ we having fun yet?"
Mon, 7 Nov '22
"___ we there yet?"
Fri, 4 Nov '22
Will be present?
Wed, 21 Sep '22
Verb that sounds like its second letter
Wed, 24 Aug '22
Exist
Sun, 3 Jul '22
"Sweet Dreams (___ Made of This)" (Eurythmics hit)
Sat, 2 Jul '22
Make, in math
Wed, 8 Jun '22
"___ we good?"
Sun, 8 May '22
"There you ___!"
Fri, 22 Apr '22
Modern "art"
Sat, 16 Apr '22
Amount to
Wed, 30 Mar '22
Amount to
Sat, 19 Feb '22
Be with a group?
Tue, 15 Feb '22
"___ you good?"
Wed, 2 Feb '22
"So there you ___!"
Fri, 28 Jan '22
Were present?
Tue, 25 Jan '22
"Come as you ___"
Mon, 20 Dec '21
"___ we cool?"
Fri, 17 Dec '21
"___ You Experienced" (Jimi Hendrix album)
Mon, 29 Nov '21
"What ___ the chances?"
Thu, 25 Nov '21
Make, in math
Sat, 6 Nov '21
Amount to
Wed, 27 Oct '21
Exist
Thu, 14 Oct '21
Is after you?
Sun, 10 Oct '21
"___ you decent?"
Wed, 29 Sep '21
"___ we having fun yet?"
Wed, 11 Aug '21
"___ you for real?"
Fri, 23 Jul '21
=
Sun, 18 Jul '21
Exist
Sun, 27 Jun '21
What might follow you
Sun, 30 May '21
"___ we good?"
Fri, 28 May '21
Is for more?
Tue, 13 Apr '21
Word that sounds like its middle letter
Fri, 9 Apr '21
Make, as in math
Wed, 10 Feb '21
"___ You My Mother?" (children's book)
Sun, 24 Jan '21
"Roses ___ red ..."
Mon, 11 Jan '21
"___ you serious?"
Wed, 30 Dec '20
"Who do you think you ___?"