A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CRAB

Sat, 4 Feb '23
"You cannot teach a ___ to walk straight": Aristophanes
Sun, 25 Dec '22
Cantankerous sort
Wed, 30 Nov '22
What might get you in a pinch?
Tue, 25 Jan '22
Baltimore seafood specialty
Mon, 13 Dec '21
One who's always complaining, complaining, complaining
Tue, 31 Aug '21
Constant complainer