A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

HOW

Fri, 10 May '24
Expression of shock
Mon, 8 Jan '24
___-to manual
Thu, 1 Jun '23
Good question
Tue, 28 Jun '22
To what effect?
Sun, 13 Mar '22
Question that's not one of the five W's
Sun, 6 Mar '22
Question from the befuddled
Thu, 28 Oct '21
Word with know or show