A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ROD

Sun, 7 Nov '21
Authority, metaphorically
Fri, 5 Nov '21
What something bacillary is shaped like
Mon, 1 Nov '21
Support for a shower curtain
Sat, 10 Jul '21
Staff
Wed, 26 May '21
Bacillus shape
Tue, 25 May '21
Word with fishing or lightning
Thu, 29 Apr '21
Erector Set piece