A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LED

Mon, 30 Aug '21
Headed
Wed, 11 Aug '21
Paved the way
Sun, 18 Jul '21
Commanded
Wed, 5 May '21
Had the reins
Tue, 23 Mar '21
Kind of bulb, in brief
Wed, 17 Mar '21
Headed up