A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LOG

Tue, 3 May '22
Yule ___ (Christmas confection)
Mon, 6 Sep '21
Something to throw on a fire
Wed, 16 Jun '21
Captain's record
Fri, 19 Feb '21
Burnable item
Wed, 30 Dec '20
Habitat for some moss and mushrooms