A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CROC

Sun, 3 Mar '24
Relative of a gator
Sun, 26 Nov '23
Reptile with a big bite, informally
Tue, 1 Aug '23
Branded shoe with holes
Sat, 28 Jan '23
Shoe that can't be 32-Across
Mon, 23 Jan '23
Holey shoe
Wed, 18 Jan '23
Certain slip-on shoe
Mon, 19 Dec '22
Wetlands critter with snapping jaws
Fri, 30 Sep '22
Shoe with holes
Tue, 4 Jan '22
Foam clog