A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PTS

Wed, 4 May '22
Two for a basket: Abbr.
Mon, 28 Feb '22
Six for a TD, e.g.
Fri, 28 Jan '22
Spread makeup: Abbr.
Mon, 6 Dec '21
N, E, W and S, on a compass: Abbr.
Fri, 26 Nov '21
Three for a trey: Abbr.
Wed, 11 Aug '21
N.B.A. scoring stat: Abbr.