A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Tue, 16 Nov '21
Bit of fishing equipment
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Souvenir for a Final Four team
Mon, 6 Sep '21
Tennis court divider
Sun, 11 Jul '21
Not gross
Sun, 20 Jun '21
Lets hit it!
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Basketball champions' "trophy"
Wed, 26 May '21
Left after taxes
Tue, 18 May '21
"Nothing but ___!"
Sun, 18 Apr '21
What's at the center of some court battles?
Sat, 20 Mar '21
It's not gross
Wed, 17 Mar '21
Dot follower, maybe
Mon, 1 Mar '21
After tax
Tue, 23 Feb '21
Court divider
Thu, 4 Feb '21
Clear