A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASPS

Fri, 1 Jul '22
Relatives of garters
Wed, 27 Apr '22
Certain vipers
Mon, 11 Apr '22
Snakes by the Nile
Fri, 30 Jul '21
Ancient symbols of royalty
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Vipers with upturned snouts
Wed, 2 Jun '21
Deadly snakes
Fri, 14 May '21
Certain hieroglyphs