A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ANTS

Fri, 23 Sep '22
___ climbing a tree (Sichuan noodle dish)
Thu, 22 Sep '22
Creatures on an Escher Möbius strip
Tue, 20 Sep '22
Uninvited picnic guests
Mon, 12 Sep '22
Snacks for aardvarks
Sun, 3 Jul '22
Biologist E. O. Wilson's focus
Sun, 13 Feb '22
Ones in hills or farms
Sun, 30 Jan '22
Tiny foragers
Fri, 7 Jan '22
Little drones
Fri, 24 Sep '21
Snacks for some beetles
Sat, 28 Aug '21
Myrmecophobe's fear
Tue, 27 Jul '21
Social workers?
Fri, 25 Jun '21
Workers you wouldn't want to see in the office?
Mon, 22 Feb '21
Fare for aardvarks