A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DEN

Thu, 26 Aug '21
Animal house
Sat, 21 Aug '21
Study
Fri, 20 Aug '21
Cubby hole?
Fri, 18 Jun '21
Reading area
Sun, 30 May '21
Cubs' place to play home games
Sun, 28 Feb '21
Thieves' hideout
Fri, 22 Jan '21
Cubs' hangout