A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PAT

Wed, 24 Aug '22
Comforting gesture
Tue, 17 May '22
Gently touch, either forward or backward
Sat, 14 May '22
Down ___
Mon, 9 May '22
Small butter unit
Sun, 13 Mar '22
With 74-Across, gesture of approval
Sat, 12 Mar '22
Overly rehearsed
Fri, 24 Dec '21
Simple and glib
Sun, 31 Oct '21
Action done while saying "Good dog"
Tue, 7 Sep '21
Butter serving
Wed, 25 Aug '21
Have down ___
Fri, 30 Jul '21
A nice touch
Mon, 5 Jul '21
Butter unit
Sun, 4 Jul '21
Glib
Sun, 11 Apr '21
Word that, when spelled backward, becomes its own synonym
Fri, 5 Mar '21
Overly glib
Sat, 2 Jan '21
Back stroke?