A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

KNOT

Tue, 1 Mar '22
Shoelace or muscle problem
Sun, 23 Jan '22
"I'm a frayed ___" (punch line of a classic joke)
Wed, 18 Aug '21
Pretzel, basically
Mon, 14 Jun '21
Shoelace annoyance
Wed, 20 Jan '21
Granny, e.g.
Fri, 1 Jan '21
Metaphor for a tricky problem