A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SET

Mon, 23 May '22
"Ready, ___, go!"
Thu, 12 May '22
Harden
Sun, 1 May '22
Tennis division
Wed, 20 Apr '22
Decided
Tue, 19 Apr '22
6-3 in tennis, e.g.
Sun, 27 Mar '22
Not needing a thing
Sun, 20 Mar '22
Take place?
Sun, 6 Mar '22
Prearranged
Wed, 2 Feb '22
Solidify, as Jell-O
Mon, 31 Jan '22
Mathematical grouping
Sat, 15 Jan '22
All ___
Wed, 5 Jan '22
Finalized
Thu, 30 Dec '21
Having everything one needs
Wed, 15 Dec '21
Cry between "ready" and "go"
Sun, 5 Dec '21
Card-matching game
Wed, 20 Oct '21
One of several in a Venn diagram
Tue, 7 Sep '21
Theatrical backdrop
Fri, 3 Sep '21
___ theory
Fri, 16 Jul '21
Word with over 400 definitions in the O.E.D.
Fri, 2 Jul '21
Word after dead or data
Fri, 7 May '21
Good to go
Wed, 7 Apr '21
Ready to go
Sat, 6 Mar '21
What curly brackets denote, in mathematics
Wed, 17 Feb '21
Filming locale