A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CURE

Sun, 6 Mar '22
Add salt to, say
Mon, 20 Dec '21
It's good for what ails you
Wed, 25 Aug '21
Prepare, as prosciutto
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Snake oil, purportedly
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Preserve, in a way