A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ACRE

Sat, 22 Jun '24
Historically, it corresponded with how much a farmer could plow in one day
Sun, 19 May '24
About 40% of a hectare
Wed, 17 Apr '24
Farmland measure
Wed, 3 Apr '24
Lot unit
Tue, 20 Feb '24
Part of a decent-sized plot
Wed, 7 Feb '24
Land unit
Mon, 22 Jan '24
Farm measurement
Tue, 31 Oct '23
Land unit
Sun, 3 Sep '23
It's a lot, for some
Mon, 14 Aug '23
Farm unit
Tue, 25 Jul '23
Unit that derives from Old English for "open field"
Thu, 20 Jul '23
Parcel unit
Mon, 29 May '23
Land unit
Sat, 13 May '23
It might be a lot
Sun, 30 Apr '23
One of 100 in Pooh's woods
Sat, 29 Apr '23
One of three in many baseball fields
Thu, 15 Dec '22
Part of the "back forty"
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!