A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ORE

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.