A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Tue, 22 Mar '22
___-eye steak
Sat, 5 Mar '22
Costa, to a botanist
Fri, 11 Feb '22
Piece of BBQ
Mon, 13 Dec '21
Poke fun at
Thu, 28 Oct '21
"Spare" item
Sat, 16 Jan '21
Strengthening crosspiece