A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ATSEA

Wed, 15 Jun '22
Disoriented
Sun, 8 May '22
Baffled
Tue, 8 Feb '22
Cruising, say
Sun, 26 Dec '21
Lost
Sat, 11 Dec '21
Befuddled
Thu, 12 Aug '21
In the main?
Sun, 16 May '21
Utterly lost
Fri, 12 Feb '21
Lost
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Confounded