A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ACRE

Thu, 1 Sep '22
___-foot (volume measure)
Mon, 25 Jul '22
Unit of farmland
Tue, 19 Jul '22
1/640 of a square mile
Tue, 12 Jul '22
One of nearly 15,000 in Manhattan
Sun, 3 Jul '22
Lot of land, say
Wed, 15 Dec '21
Unit of 17-Across
Mon, 25 Oct '21
Farmland measure
Tue, 7 Sep '21
Corn maze measure
Sun, 23 May '21
Nearly 5,000 square yards
Mon, 25 Jan '21
It's a plot!