A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ELM

Mon, 2 May '22
Dutch ___ disease
Thu, 21 Apr '22
Common street name in suburbia
Sat, 16 Apr '22
___ borer (beetle)
Tue, 22 Mar '22
Stately tree
Tue, 22 Feb '22
"Nightmare" street
Thu, 17 Feb '22
West ___ (furniture chain)
Tue, 9 Nov '21
Common street name in the Northeast
Thu, 29 Jul '21
Bow-making choice
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Tree that lends its name to a programming language
Tue, 20 Jul '21
Furniture wood
Mon, 14 Jun '21
Street frequented by Freddy Krueger
Wed, 5 May '21
Common street name in the Northeast
Mon, 3 May '21
Boston's Liberty Tree, e.g.