A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NIT

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
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