A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RAG

Sat, 28 May '22
Tease, with "on"
Sun, 22 May '22
Untrustworthy paper
Mon, 14 Mar '22
Old cloth
Tue, 8 Mar '22
Cleaning cloth
Tue, 25 Jan '22
Scott Joplin tune
Thu, 20 Jan '22
Aid at a carwash
Sat, 23 Oct '21
Low-quality paper
Fri, 17 Sep '21
Criticize, with "on"
Thu, 8 Jul '21
Piano performance in an old music hall
Tue, 6 Jul '21
Unreliable source of news
Thu, 10 Jun '21
"The Entertainer," e.g.
Mon, 7 Jun '21
Cloth for cleaning
Thu, 22 Apr '21
It collects dust
Sun, 28 Feb '21
Criticize constantly, with "on"
Tue, 12 Jan '21
Disreputable newspaper
Tue, 5 Jan '21
Jaunty piano tune