A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TAUT

Tue, 12 Jul '22
Not slack
Sun, 13 Feb '22
Like a tug-of-war rope
Sat, 30 Oct '21
Opposite of relaxed
Mon, 20 Sep '21
Opposite of loose
Fri, 9 Jul '21
Stretched out
Tue, 29 Dec '20
Opposite of loose