A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASH

Wed, 5 Jun '24
Volcanic debris
Mon, 13 May '24
Cigar residue
Tue, 7 May '24
Pale shade of gray
Thu, 18 Apr '24
Wood commonly used in mid-century modern furniture
Sun, 10 Mar '24
Campfire remains
Sun, 31 Dec '23
Wildfire debris
Tue, 5 Dec '23
Volcanic residue
Mon, 4 Dec '23
Volcanic cloud component
Thu, 23 Nov '23
Flick of a flicker?
Wed, 22 Nov '23
Wood once used for hockey sticks
Tue, 14 Nov '23
___ Wednesday
Mon, 28 Aug '23
Remains of a fire
Mon, 14 Aug '23
Cigarette residue
Wed, 19 Jul '23
Residue from a barbecue
Mon, 10 Jul '23
Incense residue
Thu, 11 May '23
Blond shade
Tue, 2 May '23
Result of burnout?
Sun, 19 Feb '23
Campfire remnant
Sat, 4 Feb '23
Color akin to steel
Tue, 31 Jan '23
___ Wednesday
Sat, 21 Jan '23
Result of being fired?
Thu, 12 Jan '23
Incense residue
Thu, 29 Dec '22
Camper's detritus
Tue, 22 Nov '22
Gritty residue in a chimenea
Tue, 11 Oct '22
Output from an eruption
Wed, 21 Sep '22
Debris left by a phoenix
Mon, 19 Sep '22
Pompeii fallout
Wed, 27 Jul '22
Bonfire residue
Sun, 24 Jul '22
Flick, as a cigarette, informally
Tue, 19 Jul '22
Shade of gray
Sun, 10 Jul '22
Butt end
Mon, 27 Jun '22
Cigar residue
Tue, 21 Jun '22
Bit of firepit debris
Thu, 26 May '22
Bit of air pollution
Sat, 30 Apr '22
Burning issue
Tue, 15 Mar '22
Barbecue residue
Sun, 13 Mar '22
Vape's lack
Sat, 12 Mar '22
Something picked up by a silent butler
Sat, 12 Feb '22
Hard wood
Thu, 30 Dec '21
Remains to be seen?
Sun, 28 Nov '21
Incense residue
Sun, 21 Nov '21
Accompanier of smoke
Mon, 25 Oct '21
Wood for a baseball bat
Fri, 22 Oct '21
Vapers don't get it
Tue, 12 Oct '21
Volcanic pollutant
Wed, 29 Sep '21
Wood in a baseball bat
Sun, 26 Sep '21
Grate expectations?
Wed, 1 Sep '21
Fire proof?
Mon, 23 Aug '21
Campfire waste
Thu, 29 Apr '21
Wood in Louisville Sluggers
Tue, 9 Mar '21
___ Wednesday
Sat, 6 Mar '21
Grate stuff
Wed, 10 Feb '21
"Green," "black" or "white" tree
Mon, 8 Feb '21
What's left in a fireplace
Fri, 1 Jan '21
Traditional source of fertilizer