A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TIKI

Tue, 17 May '22
First man, in Polynesian creation myth
Fri, 1 Apr '22
First man, in Maori mythology
Sun, 29 Aug '21
Maori for "image"
Sat, 7 Aug '21
___ bar
Wed, 12 May '21
___ torch
Tue, 27 Apr '21
Kind of torch