A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BLOT

Mon, 25 Jul '22
Splotch of ink
Mon, 21 Mar '22
Ink "oops"
Mon, 31 Jan '22
Ink stain
Fri, 31 Dec '21
Stain
Sun, 22 Aug '21
Obscure, with "out"
Sun, 11 Jul '21
Smudge