A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SAT

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)