A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

Words of five or fewer letters since August 15, 2006

tar

Tue, 5 Dec '06
Subject of a cigarette rating
Mon, 4 Dec '06
Driveway surface
Fri, 24 Nov '06
Smear
Sun, 22 Oct '06
Popeye, for one
Wed, 20 Sep '06
What a steamroller steamrolls
Tue, 29 Aug '06
Driveway surface