A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SAGE

Sun, 24 Oct '21
Herb used in smudging rites
Tue, 29 Jun '21
Wise one
Sat, 17 Apr '21
Common additive to melted butter in Italian cuisine
Wed, 3 Mar '21
Wise
Sun, 17 Jan '21
Stuffing herb