A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

IDO

Wed, 7 Sep '22
Start of a courtroom oath
Sat, 3 Sep '22
Courtroom promise
Thu, 1 Sep '22
Phrase with a hand raise
Thu, 28 Jul '22
Swear words?
Mon, 25 Jul '22
Words at the altar
Sat, 18 Jun '22
"Yes, ___!"
Wed, 15 Jun '22
The groom is usually the first to say it
Wed, 1 Jun '22
See 23-Across
Wed, 13 Apr '22
Likely answer to "Who wants ice cream?"
Mon, 21 Mar '22
Altar promise
Mon, 14 Mar '22
Wedding vow
Fri, 25 Feb '22
Union pledge
Sun, 9 Jan '22
Tying words?
Mon, 27 Dec '21
Words from an altar ego?
Thu, 18 Nov '21
Vow-sealing words
Sun, 8 Aug '21
Words with a ring to them?
Wed, 21 Jul '21
Response to "Who wants some?"
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Words at an unveiling?
Thu, 27 May '21
"Affirmative"
Tue, 16 Mar '21
Declaration in a swearing-in ceremony
Fri, 12 Mar '21
Brief confirmation
Sat, 6 Feb '21
Affirmation of commitment