A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

BASE

Sat, 12 Nov '22
Headquarters
Sun, 24 Jul '22
Bag for a diamond
Tue, 25 Jan '22
It turns red litmus paper blue
Sun, 7 Nov '21
Command center
Sun, 25 Jul '21
Reliable supporters
Tue, 16 Feb '21
Acid's opposite