A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AWL

Sun, 2 Jan '22
What's the point of leatherwork?
Sat, 27 Nov '21
Tool with an eye
Sat, 30 Oct '21
___ Together (punny name for a hardware store)
Mon, 12 Jul '21
Leatherworker's pointed tool
Thu, 4 Feb '21
Sticking point for a craftsperson?