A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SOAP

Mon, 17 Jan '22
Dove or Dial
Sun, 26 Dec '21
Wet bar?
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Series that might feature a long-lost father-uncle
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Lava, e.g.
Wed, 9 Jun '21
Dial or Tone
Sun, 25 Apr '21
Telenovela, e.g.
Fri, 12 Mar '21
Dove in a bathtub, say
Tue, 26 Jan '21
Lava, e.g.
Sun, 17 Jan '21
Dove bar, e.g.