A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TENSE

Fri, 1 Apr '22
It may be perfect for writing
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Present, e.g.
Mon, 6 Sep '21
All wound up
Sat, 10 Jul '21
Will can change it
Sun, 13 Jun '21
It may be perfect or simple, but not both