A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OBOE

Thu, 26 May '22
Light wind?
Tue, 26 Apr '22
Cousin of a bassoon
Mon, 21 Mar '22
Reedy wind instrument
Sun, 20 Mar '22
Word from the French for "high wood"
Sun, 6 Mar '22
It's blown in the winds
Sun, 6 Feb '22
The "quail" in Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony
Thu, 9 Dec '21
The duck, in "Peter and the Wolf"
Sun, 28 Nov '21
Instrument with a solo in Seal's "Kiss From a Rose"
Wed, 18 Aug '21
Instrument played by indie rock's Sufjan Stevens
Fri, 13 Aug '21
Wind with a three-octave range
Tue, 27 Jul '21
Strauss's "Concerto in D Major for ___ and Small Orchestra"
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Instrument that an orchestra tunes to
Wed, 14 Apr '21
Double-reeded aerophone with keys
Sun, 4 Apr '21
Instrument with a flared end
Fri, 19 Mar '21
Wind up on the pitch?
Fri, 12 Mar '21
One with a solo in Brahms's Symphony No. 1
Wed, 17 Feb '21
Relative of a cor anglais