A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NOS

Sat, 28 Aug '21
Some are natural: Abbr.
Sun, 4 Jul '21
Column of boxes on a questionnaire
Thu, 1 Jul '21
Directory info: Abbr.
Mon, 3 May '21
Opposite of yeses
Tue, 16 Mar '21
Directory listings: Abbr.