A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

GAS

Wed, 8 Jun '22
Boyle's law subject
Fri, 20 May '22
Highway exit sign
Sun, 24 Apr '22
Awesome time
Sun, 13 Mar '22
Option for a range
Sun, 20 Feb '22
Pedal on the right
Sat, 5 Feb '22
Oomph
Tue, 1 Feb '22
Methane, e.g.
Mon, 8 Nov '21
Purchase at a pump
Fri, 5 Nov '21
Monthly expense
Mon, 1 Nov '21
Auto tankful
Thu, 12 Aug '21
Great time, informally
Mon, 21 Jun '21
Neon or xenon
Mon, 24 May '21
Word after laughing or natural
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Really good time