A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AGE

Tue, 28 May '24
Not get any younger
Tue, 21 May '24
Ripen
Wed, 3 Apr '24
"Count your ___ by friends, not years" (greeting card sentiment)
Tue, 26 Mar '24
Limiting factor for a car rental
Sat, 10 Feb '24
Personal number?
Sun, 28 Jan '24
Gray, say
Tue, 23 Jan '24
Ripen nicely, as wine
Thu, 14 Dec '23
Dating app info
Wed, 13 Dec '23
Number on a birthday card
Fri, 8 Dec '23
"___ does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from ___": Jeanne Moreau
Fri, 17 Nov '23
Sit in a cellar, perhaps
Wed, 8 Nov '23
Time of one's life
Mon, 30 Oct '23
What the number of spots on a ladybug represents, in a common misconception
Thu, 26 Oct '23
Long, long time
Fri, 6 Oct '23
Bit of biodata
Wed, 30 Aug '23
Just a number, it's said
Mon, 21 Aug '23
Mature, as wine
Thu, 20 Jul '23
Acquire flavor, in a way
Sun, 21 May '23
Carbon dating determination
Sat, 20 May '23
Get on
Wed, 10 May '23
A growing number?
Wed, 29 Mar '23
Ripen
Sun, 5 Feb '23
Travel through time?
Sun, 25 Dec '22
Ripen
Fri, 7 Oct '22
Dating app info
Sun, 18 Sep '22
Basic personal information
Mon, 12 Sep '22
Golden ___ (classic time)
Mon, 15 Aug '22
Not get any younger
Wed, 10 Aug '22
Mature
Fri, 15 Jul '22
What some films don't do well
Tue, 5 Jul '22
Grow older
Tue, 17 May '22
Bouncer's concern
Sun, 8 May '22
Nothing but a number, it's said
Sat, 2 Apr '22
Grow up
Sat, 29 Jan '22
Get on
Mon, 20 Sep '21
Grow older
Wed, 25 Aug '21
Grow long in the tooth
Wed, 21 Jul '21
Info on a dating profile
Mon, 12 Jul '21
Number that never goes down
Tue, 29 Jun '21
Methuselah's reached 969 years
Mon, 28 Jun '21
"___ before beauty"
Fri, 25 Jun '21
Partner of day
Wed, 19 May '21
Develop wrinkles, say
Tue, 18 May '21
What tree rings indicate
Wed, 17 Mar '21
Get on in years
Mon, 15 Mar '21
It's just a number, they say
Tue, 23 Feb '21
What a tot might indicate by holding up fingers
Thu, 4 Feb '21
Some do it gracefully
Tue, 2 Feb '21
It's "just a number"
Thu, 28 Jan '21
Demographic figure