A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

ear

Mon, 4 Dec '06
Big part of an elephant
Mon, 20 Nov '06
End point for an iPod cord
Wed, 15 Nov '06
Canal locale
Wed, 18 Oct '06
Listen here
Sun, 1 Oct '06
Pencil holder, sometimes
Fri, 22 Sep '06
Conductor's need
Wed, 20 Sep '06
Grin's boundary, so it's said