A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TESTS

Thu, 30 May '24
Semester stressors
Sun, 14 Apr '24
Screens, say
Fri, 1 Mar '24
Covid-era purchases
Sun, 21 Jan '24
Bits of troubleshooting
Sat, 6 Jan '24
Finals, but not semifinals
Mon, 7 Aug '23
Exams
Mon, 3 Jul '23
Things that might end with "Pencils down!"
Mon, 5 Jun '23
Trial runs
Sat, 30 Apr '22
Tries out
Sun, 3 Apr '22
Battery parts?
Sat, 20 Nov '21
Examinations
Fri, 12 Nov '21
International cricket matches
Sun, 5 Sep '21
Doctor's orders, maybe
Fri, 28 May '21
They produce results
Tue, 5 Jan '21
Trial stages