A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BEER

Fri, 31 Dec '21
"___ me!" (request to a fridge-goer)
Tue, 26 Oct '21
Brewski
Sun, 15 Aug '21
"Suds"
Wed, 11 Aug '21
It's been known to chase Wild Turkeys
Sun, 18 Jul '21
___ o'clock (when happy hour begins)
Sun, 16 May '21
"You can't be a real country unless you have a ___ and an airline": Frank Zappa
Mon, 12 Apr '21
Bar serving
Wed, 17 Feb '21
The missing letters in _UDW_IS_ _