A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DESK

Sun, 4 Sep '22
Secretary, e.g.
Wed, 31 Aug '22
Division of a newsroom
Wed, 18 Aug '21
Its underside might be covered in gum
Thu, 22 Jul '21
Dorm room feature
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Pupil's place