A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SOAP

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.