A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LAY

Sun, 4 Sep '22
Install, as sod
Thu, 12 May '22
Produce, as an egg
Tue, 19 Apr '22
Put (down)
Mon, 21 Jun '21
Word sometimes confused with "lie"
Thu, 11 Mar '21
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