A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

snl

Sun, 17 Dec '06
NBC inits.
Wed, 29 Nov '06
Weekend TV staple since '75
Sat, 18 Nov '06
Chase scenes were once common here, informally
Sun, 5 Nov '06
See 87-Across: Abbr.
Mon, 23 Oct '06
Weekend NBC hit, for short
Sat, 30 Sep '06
Longtime NBC inits.
Sun, 10 Sep '06
Initials for two Belushis
Tue, 22 Aug '06
Comedy/variety inits. since 1975