A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TOES

Fri, 7 Oct '22
Base ten?
Fri, 23 Sep '22
They're separated at some salons
Tue, 10 May '22
Little piggies
Tue, 2 Nov '21
"Just keeping you on your ___"
Sat, 26 Jun '21
Answer that would be more apt at 10 Down?