A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TUBA

Thu, 29 Sep '22
Big band staple
Sat, 13 Aug '22
Bottom of a pit?
Wed, 12 Jan '22
Brass instrument with the largest mouthpiece
Tue, 21 Sep '21
Heavy weight for a musician to bear?
Thu, 1 Jul '21
Instrument that largely replaced the ophicleide