A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EVEN

Sun, 11 Jul '21
Like n, where n = 2k (and "k" is a whole number)
Wed, 5 May '21
Like the two 40-Across in the grid for this answer
Wed, 21 Apr '21
Deadlocked
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Neck and neck