A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Mon, 3 Jan '22
Highlight ___ (sports compilation)
Tue, 16 Nov '21
Bit of fishing equipment
Fri, 17 Sep '21
Wind on the water?
Sun, 22 Aug '21
Be taken aback
Thu, 6 May '21
Dance done to fiddle music
Sun, 7 Mar '21
Scottish folk dance