A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

UNIT

Wed, 23 Mar '22
Newton, for one
Tue, 8 Mar '22
Fathom or foot
Sun, 20 Feb '22
Textbook section
Tue, 30 Nov '21
Mile or mole
Mon, 11 Oct '21
Cubit or karat
Sun, 23 May '21
Apartment, in real estate lingo