A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RED

Mon, 11 Mar '24
"___ (Taylor's Version)," #1 album of 2021
Sat, 20 Jan '24
Like the hair of 1-2% of the world's population
Sat, 23 Dec '23
Fire-engine ___
Tue, 5 Dec '23
One side in checkers
Wed, 15 Nov '23
Half of an orange?
Tue, 22 Aug '23
Color of 64-Across
Tue, 30 May '23
Like merlot wine
Thu, 6 Apr '23
Reason to stop
Thu, 2 Feb '23
With 2-Down, money-saving flight option, often
Sun, 13 Nov '22
Like diamonds
Sun, 30 Oct '22
Side in checkers
Fri, 7 Oct '22
Stop sign
Sun, 21 Aug '22
Word with hot or headed
Tue, 5 Jul '22
*Visibly embarrassed
Tue, 28 Jun '22
Tomato shade
Sun, 16 Jan '22
Color of traffic on a GPS
Sat, 1 Jan '22
Like diamonds
Thu, 18 Nov '21
Like the soles of Louboutin shoes
Tue, 9 Nov '21
Like a low battery icon
Wed, 14 Jul '21
Hair color of about 2% of the world's population
Sun, 27 Jun '21
___ River, part of the Texas/Oklahoma border
Sat, 12 Jun '21
What those with protanomaly have difficulty seeing
Sun, 16 May '21
Like cabernet sauvignon
Thu, 25 Mar '21
Color on the flag of every permanent U.N. Security Council member