A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LYE

Fri, 15 Apr '22
Pipe cleaner
Sun, 20 Mar '22
It may be part of a solution
Tue, 12 Oct '21
NaOH, familiarly
Sun, 26 Sep '21
___ soap
Tue, 25 May '21
Harsh cleaning agent
Sun, 9 May '21
Cleaning solution
Mon, 5 Apr '21
Caustic solution
Sun, 7 Mar '21
NaOH
Wed, 10 Feb '21
It's used in soapmaking
Fri, 29 Jan '21
Basic cleaner