A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ARSON

Tue, 23 Jan '24
Bad match on tinder?
Fri, 24 Nov '23
Bad lighting?
Sat, 19 Aug '23
Harsh lighting?
Wed, 15 Feb '23
Crime of combustion
Sun, 3 Jul '22
Firing offense?
Thu, 2 Dec '21
Basis of some insurance fraud
Sun, 31 Oct '21
Act investigated by an insurance company
Sun, 29 Aug '21
Basis for an insurance investigation
Wed, 26 May '21
Crime in insurance investigations
Thu, 13 May '21
Firebug's activity
Wed, 28 Apr '21
Basis of some insurance fraud
Sun, 28 Mar '21
Insurance fraud ploy
Wed, 10 Feb '21
Crime investigated by an insurance company