A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

WIG

Tue, 21 Jun '22
Fright ___ (gag item)
Mon, 17 Jan '22
Clown accessory that's often bright red
Tue, 24 Aug '21
Locks that are picked
Sun, 7 Feb '21
Flip (out)
Sun, 17 Jan '21
Freak (out)