A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ARCS

Thu, 24 Nov '22
TV stories sometimes have them
Fri, 14 Oct '22
Parentheses, e.g.
Thu, 22 Sep '22
Shots of shooting stars, say
Mon, 12 Sep '22
Rainbow shapes
Sun, 10 Jul '22
Rainbows, e.g.
Thu, 19 May '22
They may join in a circle
Tue, 16 Nov '21
Paths of lobs
Sat, 10 Jul '21
Doesn't go straight, in a way
Mon, 4 Jan '21
Rainbows, for example