A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NEAT

Wed, 23 Nov '22
Not on the rocks
Mon, 17 Oct '22
Served without ice, at a bar
Mon, 11 Jul '22
Tidy
Sat, 9 Jul '22
Adroit, as a trick
Tue, 24 May '22
Like Scotch served without ice
Sun, 24 Apr '22
"Dope!"
Tue, 8 Feb '22
Nifty
Wed, 29 Dec '21
Well-kept
Fri, 26 Nov '21
With 66-Across, "Good thinking!"
Sat, 13 Nov '21
"Slick"
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Fastidious
Wed, 18 Aug '21
Tidy
Thu, 12 Aug '21
"Good stuff!"
Sun, 25 Jul '21
"Gee, that's swell!"
Wed, 21 Jul '21
Well-kept
Mon, 24 May '21
Tidy
Thu, 15 Apr '21
Straight up