A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SALT

Tue, 31 Oct '23
Pepper's partner
Sun, 3 Sep '23
Preserve, in a way
Fri, 28 Apr '23
Curing agent
Wed, 8 Mar '23
One teaspoon, pink or black, for emphasis
Mon, 16 Jan '23
Mineral sprinkled on icy roads
Thu, 29 Dec '22
Pinch in the kitchen
Sun, 20 Nov '22
Cooking staple
Sun, 31 Jul '22
Its presence on Mars offers a clue to life
Wed, 8 Dec '21
Word after rock, sea or table
Sat, 23 Oct '21
What halophobia is the fear of