A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OPS

Fri, 26 Nov '21
Coin-___
Thu, 28 Oct '21
Photo finish?
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Special ___
Tue, 21 Sep '21
Covert ___
Sun, 29 Aug '21
Missions, for short
Sat, 24 Jul '21
Some are performed in a theater, for short
Wed, 23 Jun '21
Black ___
Wed, 12 May '21
Co-___ (condo alternatives)
Fri, 23 Apr '21
Corporate workplace division, for short
Thu, 22 Apr '21
Photo ___