A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AND

Sun, 5 Sep '21
The "e" in Genoa?
Sat, 7 Aug '21
"What of it?"
Fri, 6 Aug '21
What "n" might mean
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Furthermore
Thu, 17 Jun '21
"Your point being ...?"
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Not to mention ...