A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TAT

Mon, 11 Oct '21
Pic that might use 16-Across
Thu, 27 May '21
Hand pic, maybe
Mon, 12 Apr '21
Tit for ___
Thu, 25 Mar '21
Bit of ink
Fri, 26 Feb '21
Pic on a pec, say
Fri, 29 Jan '21
Bit of ink