A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OIL

Sun, 5 May '24
Coconut extraction
Wed, 10 Apr '24
How John D. Rockefeller made his money
Mon, 4 Mar '24
Squeak stopper
Mon, 5 Feb '24
Dipstick coating
Mon, 8 Jan '24
Frying need
Wed, 3 Jan '24
With 40-Across, offshore work site
Sun, 12 Nov '23
Stuff refineries refine
Wed, 16 Aug '23
"Data is the new ___" (popular wisdom in economics)
Tue, 8 Aug '23
Essential ___ (sandalwood or lavender)
Sun, 9 Jul '23
Concerning driveway sight
Thu, 18 May '23
Massage parlor supply
Wed, 17 May '23
Many a Rembrandt
Tue, 16 May '23
Medium for van Gogh
Sat, 6 May '23
___ stick (frequent Jean-Michel Basquiat medium)
Wed, 26 Apr '23
Peanut product
Sun, 16 Apr '23
Cruet contents
Sun, 12 Mar '23
Palm product
Wed, 4 Jan '23
"Black gold" or "Texas tea"
Tue, 20 Dec '22
Slick substance
Wed, 23 Nov '22
Falafel-making need
Sun, 20 Nov '22
Cooking staple
Tue, 15 Nov '22
Word with change or spill
Mon, 26 Sep '22
Aioli ingredient … or three of the letters in "aioli"
Fri, 26 Aug '22
Something you might strike
Mon, 4 Jul '22
Product of Shell or ExxonMobil
Thu, 5 May '22
Word with snake or salad
Sat, 16 Apr '22
Word with change or color
Sun, 19 Dec '21
Old-fashioned menorah filler
Mon, 22 Nov '21
ExxonMobil's business
Sat, 18 Sep '21
Kind of change
Mon, 13 Sep '21
De-squeak
Wed, 28 Jul '21
Industry that encourages strikes?
Mon, 12 Jul '21
What a dipstick measures the level of
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Medium for Kehinde Wiley's "President Barack Obama"
Mon, 14 Jun '21
Shipment from Alaska's North Slope
Sun, 16 May '21
Heating option
Sun, 21 Mar '21
Word with holy or heating
Tue, 29 Dec '20
Big Alaska export