A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ORE

Thu, 19 May '22
Gold in them thar hills, e.g.
Sat, 23 Apr '22
Something of miner interest
Sun, 20 Mar '22
Blast furnace supply
Wed, 16 Mar '22
It's mined, all mined!
Mon, 14 Mar '22
Refinery rocks
Sun, 6 Mar '22
Nickel found in a pocket, say
Wed, 2 Mar '22
Dug-out material
Tue, 1 Mar '22
Mine find
Tue, 22 Feb '22
Earth deposit
Wed, 12 Jan '22
Contents of a vein
Thu, 16 Dec '21
Unrefined material
Sun, 28 Nov '21
Wash. neighbor
Sun, 21 Nov '21
High-value deposit
Mon, 1 Nov '21
Mineral-bearing rock
Wed, 15 Sep '21
Cent : euro :: ___ : krona
Tue, 10 Aug '21
___-Ida, maker of Tater Tots
Fri, 23 Jul '21
Elementium or obsidium, in World of Warcraft
Mon, 12 Jul '21
Metal in a mine
Sat, 3 Jul '21
Blast furnace input
Fri, 18 Jun '21
Lucky strike
Sun, 6 Jun '21
Argentite, e.g.
Tue, 1 Jun '21
Get a lode of this!
Mon, 31 May '21
Valuable deposit
Sun, 2 May '21
Load off one's mine?
Thu, 29 Apr '21
Mined matter
Tue, 23 Mar '21
What's mined to keep?
Thu, 4 Mar '21
Divisions of a krone
Thu, 28 Jan '21
Prospector's find
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Bauxite, e.g.