A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

rte

Sun, 26 Nov '06
Rd.
Sun, 12 Nov '06
U.S. 1, for one: Abbr.
Thu, 9 Nov '06
___ 1, along the Atl. coast
Fri, 20 Oct '06
Road sign no.
Wed, 27 Sep '06
Rd.