A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CAF

Mon, 25 Jul '22
Half-___ (coffee order)
Sun, 26 Jun '22
Half-___
Mon, 29 Nov '21
Half-___ (latte option)
Fri, 6 Aug '21
Half-___ (latte order)
Sun, 10 Jan '21
Quick pick-me-up?