A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AYES

Wed, 4 May '22
"The ___ have it!"
Fri, 14 Jan '22
Assents asea
Sat, 18 Dec '21
Pro group?
Sun, 19 Sep '21
Passing through D.C.?
Sun, 2 May '21
Words said in passing?
Tue, 27 Apr '21
Sailors' affirmatives
Wed, 3 Feb '21
Those in favor