A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ATOP

Wed, 17 Apr '24
Over
Wed, 28 Feb '24
Straddling, say
Fri, 23 Feb '24
On
Thu, 11 Jan '24
On
Wed, 11 Oct '23
Upon
Mon, 2 Oct '23
Resting on
Tue, 17 Jan '23
Perched on
Fri, 13 Jan '23
Crowning
Sun, 25 Dec '22
Straddling
Thu, 24 Nov '22
On
Tue, 8 Nov '22
Perched upon
Fri, 2 Sep '22
On
Thu, 11 Aug '22
On
Sun, 12 Jun '22
Covering
Sun, 22 May '22
Straddling
Fri, 21 Jan '22
Over
Tue, 21 Dec '21
Crowning
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Standing on
Wed, 5 May '21
On
Thu, 25 Mar '21
Standing above
Tue, 9 Feb '21
Upon