A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PIT

Wed, 23 Nov '22
Word before bull or after ball
Tue, 18 Oct '22
___ stop (chance to refuel)
Sat, 4 Jun '22
Area near a stage
Sun, 28 Nov '21
Fruit detritus
Sat, 6 Nov '21
Stone
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Hole
Thu, 8 Apr '21
Hardest part of a date
Wed, 17 Mar '21
Barbecue spot