A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASHY

Fri, 24 Jun '22
Pallid
Fri, 17 Jun '22
Grayish
Fri, 25 Mar '22
Gray, in a way
Mon, 7 Mar '22
Like a used firepit
Wed, 5 Jan '22
Cinder-covered
Sun, 10 Oct '21
Flue-like