A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

POT

Fri, 18 Nov '22
Stockholder?
Thu, 8 Sep '22
Grass
Mon, 25 Jul '22
Central pile of chips, in poker
Sun, 17 Apr '22
Word before shot and after hot
Fri, 18 Feb '22
Dope
Mon, 31 Jan '22
Cauldron
Sun, 19 Dec '21
Kitty
Mon, 13 Dec '21
What calls the kettle black, in an expression
Wed, 1 Sep '21
Weed
Wed, 30 Jun '21
Poker prize
Sat, 1 May '21
See 52-Across
Wed, 24 Feb '21
Pan's partner
Sat, 30 Jan '21
Many a 31-Down piece