A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ALTAR

Sat, 22 Oct '22
Place of worship
Tue, 20 Sep '22
Spot for some sacraments
Tue, 5 Jul '22
Place to say "I do"
Sun, 15 Aug '21
Where a "Married at First Sight" contestant meets his or her mate
Thu, 20 May '21
Cathedral area
Sat, 2 Jan '21
Promising area