A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ROLE

Mon, 30 May '22
Part to play
Sat, 21 May '22
Function
Sat, 14 May '22
Ensemble part
Sat, 30 Apr '22
Lead, e.g.
Fri, 26 Nov '21
Part
Tue, 26 Oct '21
Something played that's not a game
Mon, 21 Jun '21
Part to play
Sun, 14 Mar '21
Part
Thu, 4 Mar '21
Part