A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OPEN

Wed, 20 Jul '22
U.S. ___
Sun, 8 May '22
Lead
Fri, 7 Jan '22
Uncovered
Thu, 16 Sep '21
Forthright
Thu, 22 Jul '21
Start (with)
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Ready for business
Sat, 12 Jun '21
Word with secret or source
Thu, 27 May '21
Tournament type