A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SAT

Sat, 17 Feb '24
Made a lap, say
Fri, 16 Feb '24
Rode the bench
Wed, 7 Feb '24
Took a load off
Tue, 19 Dec '23
Took a load off
Sun, 19 Nov '23
Grabbed a chair
Tue, 7 Nov '23
Plopped down
Mon, 6 Nov '23
Took a chair
Sun, 24 Sep '23
Took the bench
Thu, 22 Jun '23
Took a load off
Sat, 17 Jun '23
Plopped down
Sun, 21 May '23
Held session, as a council
Wed, 17 May '23
Was idle
Thu, 27 Apr '23
Held a session
Sun, 16 Apr '23
Went unused
Sun, 19 Feb '23
Succeeded at musical chairs
Tue, 31 Jan '23
Went unused
Tue, 10 Jan '23
Ordeal for many H.S. seniors
Fri, 6 Jan '23
Squelched, with "on"
Tue, 3 Jan '23
Grabbed a chair
Thu, 29 Dec '22
Took the bench, say
Sun, 6 Nov '22
Took a load off
Fri, 14 Oct '22
Didn't sell
Fri, 9 Sep '22
Took a load off
Wed, 17 Aug '22
H.S. hurdle
Tue, 12 Jul '22
Warmed the bench
Sat, 21 May '22
Didn't play, say
Sun, 15 May '22
Posed for a portrait
Wed, 11 May '22
Rode the bench
Sun, 8 May '22
Plopped (down)
Wed, 4 May '22
Took a load off
Sun, 13 Mar '22
Did nothing
Tue, 1 Mar '22
Parked oneself
Thu, 3 Feb '22
Squalled, say
Tue, 16 Nov '21
___ score (400 to 1600)
Mon, 13 Sep '21
Modeled, as for a portrait
Mon, 23 Aug '21
Took a chair
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Wouldn't stand for it?
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Took a load off
Mon, 14 Jun '21
Took a rest ... or a test?
Sun, 13 Jun '21
High school hurdle whose first two letters, phonetically, sound like one of its former components
Sun, 6 Jun '21
Parked it, so to speak
Wed, 19 May '21
Day after 66-Down: Abbr.
Fri, 30 Apr '21
Gone unused
Tue, 16 Feb '21
Plopped down
Thu, 11 Feb '21
Got into the swing?
Wed, 3 Feb '21
Took a load off
Thu, 14 Jan '21
Posed (for)
Sun, 27 Dec '20
Didn't go anywhere