A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ELSE

Mon, 22 Nov '21
Otherwise
Tue, 31 Aug '21
"What ___ is new?"
Tue, 10 Aug '21
"Anything ___?"
Sun, 1 Aug '21
"What ___?"
Mon, 19 Jul '21
"What ___ is new?"
Mon, 7 Jun '21
Otherwise
Thu, 13 May '21
"What ___?"
Thu, 11 Mar '21
Conditional keyword for a programmer
Mon, 22 Feb '21
Alternatively
Mon, 15 Feb '21
"If all ___ fails ..."