A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NIT

Sun, 17 Apr '22
Critic's pick?
Fri, 15 Apr '22
Small grouse
Mon, 27 Dec '21
Little criticism
Sat, 25 Sep '21
Quibble
Fri, 10 Sep '21
Small grouse
Sun, 2 May '21
Little beef
Sat, 17 Apr '21
Annual coll. basketball event
Thu, 11 Mar '21
Quibble
Sun, 7 Mar '21
Picky person's pick?
Sun, 14 Feb '21
Quibble