A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SPEC

Mon, 13 Jun '22
Blueprint detail
Sun, 29 May '22
Bit of "deets"
Sat, 21 May '22
Kind of sheet
Sat, 30 Apr '22
Writing is sometimes done on it
Mon, 27 Dec '21
Technical detail, for short
Thu, 22 Jul '21
Particular, for short
Wed, 9 Jun '21
De-tailed detail?
Tue, 12 Jan '21
Building detail