A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ALIBI

Sat, 30 Sep '23
Detective story?
Wed, 10 May '23
Defensive line?
Mon, 27 Mar '23
Suspect's "out"
Sun, 26 Mar '23
Cover, of a sort
Wed, 22 Mar '23
Suspect's need
Fri, 24 Feb '23
Cover story
Wed, 27 Apr '22
Cover story
Sun, 20 Feb '22
A criminal's may be unbelievable
Thu, 26 Aug '21
Cover story
Wed, 19 May '21
"It was my evil twin!" is not a convincing one