A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

WAS

Mon, 28 Feb '22
The Beatles' "Till There ___ You"
Sun, 20 Feb '22
"Time ___ ..."
Wed, 10 Nov '21
Is, in hindsight
Thu, 26 Aug '21
Functioned as
Tue, 1 Jun '21
Third word in many limericks
Thu, 27 May '21
"How ___ it?"
Sun, 21 Mar '21
Word in obituaries