A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sun, 4 Dec '22
Dr. Ruth's field
Wed, 21 Sep '22
Word with safe or same
Wed, 31 Aug '22
Possible reason for a PG-13 rating
Thu, 7 Jul '22
Census datum
Sun, 12 Jun '22
"On the Basis of ___" (2018 legal drama)
Tue, 12 Apr '22
It sells, it's said
Sun, 23 Jan '22
"Emotion in motion," per Mae West
Sun, 7 Nov '21
___-positive movement
Mon, 11 Oct '21
"On the Basis of ___" (film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg)
Wed, 16 Jun '21
Census info
Mon, 22 Mar '21
Health class subject