A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AJAR

Mon, 17 Jan '22
Cracked, as a door
Tue, 21 Dec '21
Not quite shut
Thu, 9 Dec '21
Cracked a bit
Tue, 23 Nov '21
Slightly open
Sat, 18 Sep '21
Letting in a little light, perhaps
Thu, 6 May '21
A little cracked
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Just open