A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Mon, 25 Oct '21
On the ocean
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Offshore
Fri, 4 Jun '21
Befuddled
Thu, 8 Apr '21
Deployed, as a sailor
Sat, 27 Feb '21
Like castaways, before being cast away
Sun, 17 Jan '21
On the main