A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Wed, 15 May '24
By the 1980s, this sea had become two lakes
Tue, 5 Mar '24
___ Sea, body of water between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Sun, 25 Feb '24
Asia's disappearing ___ Sea
Fri, 24 Nov '23
___ Sea
Wed, 29 Mar '23
___ Sea, outlet of the Amu Darya
Sat, 11 Mar '23
Asia's ___ Sea
Sun, 11 Dec '22
Asia's vanishing ___ Sea
Thu, 24 Nov '22
Kazakhstan's ___ Sea
Sun, 20 Mar '22
Fading sea name
Wed, 9 Feb '22
Kazakhstan's ___ Sea
Tue, 16 Nov '21
Asia's ___ Sea
Sat, 13 Nov '21
Sea that's a letter off from 15-Across
Thu, 7 Oct '21
Name seen on the Kazakh/Uzbek border
Sun, 14 Mar '21
___ Sea, whose eastern basin has become a desert