A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

FAT

Tue, 1 Nov '22
Big, as a bonus
Tue, 13 Sep '22
The marbling in marbled beef
Sat, 18 Jun '22
___ cat
Thu, 26 May '22
Butter, e.g.
Thu, 23 Dec '21
Like Santa, in traditional depictions
Tue, 27 Jul '21
___ Tuesday (translation of "Mardi Gras")
Mon, 12 Jul '21
What Jack Sprat couldn't eat, in a nursery rhyme