A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OED

Sun, 14 Nov '21
It added "essential worker" in March of 2021: Abbr.
Fri, 20 Aug '21
Ref. work that took more than 70 years to complete
Wed, 23 Jun '21
Where Boxing Day comes before Christmas, in brief?
Mon, 3 May '21
A-to-zed lexicon, in brief
Wed, 10 Mar '21
Subj. of Charlotte Brewer's "Treasure-House of the Language"