A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ABS

Sat, 10 Sep '22
Midsection, in brief
Mon, 1 Aug '22
Situps tighten them
Wed, 22 Jun '22
They can be sculpted and chiseled
Thu, 16 Jun '22
Core assets?
Tue, 7 Jun '22
Six-pack contents
Sun, 13 Feb '22
Plank targets
Thu, 28 Oct '21
Core group
Wed, 1 Sep '21
Midsection section, informally
Thu, 19 Aug '21
They're used in a crunch
Tue, 3 Aug '21
Body parts sometimes compared to steel
Wed, 26 May '21
Prominent features on firefighter calendars
Sat, 1 May '21
Focus of middle management?
Sat, 17 Apr '21
Targets of leg raises, informally
Thu, 14 Jan '21
Core features