A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

DDT

Sun, 14 Aug '22
Banned insecticide
Fri, 8 Jul '22
Banned compound once used to control malaria
Sat, 29 Jan '22
Subj. of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring"
Sat, 6 Nov '21
Noted organochloride, in brief
Thu, 22 Jul '21
E.P.A.-banned pesticide
Mon, 31 May '21
Banned pesticide, for short