A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SOY

Tue, 24 Aug '21
Kind of sauce that may come in packets
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Kind of protein in tempeh
Mon, 3 May '21
Word before sauce or milk
Fri, 19 Feb '21
___ protein
Sun, 7 Feb '21
___ lecithin (chocolate additive)