A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ISLE

Thu, 16 May '24
Seabird's nesting spot, say
Sun, 31 Mar '24
New Jersey's Sea ___ City
Sat, 9 Mar '24
Key
Sun, 14 Jan '24
Sicily or Sardinia
Sat, 6 Jan '24
Emerald ___
Sun, 24 Dec '23
Private retreat, of a sort
Fri, 24 Nov '23
"___ of Dogs" (hit 2018 animated film)
Fri, 17 Nov '23
Jersey or Guernsey
Thu, 16 Nov '23
That's the key!
Tue, 7 Nov '23
Aruba, Bonaire or CuraƧao
Thu, 19 Oct '23
Tropical resort locale, maybe
Mon, 9 Oct '23
___ of Man
Wed, 30 Aug '23
Bali, for one
Sun, 6 Aug '23
Michigan's ___ Royale National Park
Sun, 2 Jul '23
Deer ___, Maine vacation destination
Sun, 25 Jun '23
Many a "Survivor" setting
Sun, 18 Jun '23
Scotland's ___ of Arran
Thu, 1 Jun '23
Dot on a nautical map
Sat, 29 Apr '23
Place from which to send a message in a bottle
Fri, 10 Feb '23
Key
Sun, 22 Jan '23
Great Britain, geographically
Fri, 25 Nov '22
Cruise stop, often
Wed, 19 Oct '22
Man, for one
Thu, 15 Sep '22
Spot on a map
Sun, 19 Jun '22
Vacation getaway
Thu, 16 Jun '22
Man is one
Fri, 25 Mar '22
Man is one
Thu, 20 Jan '22
Setting for Robinson Crusoe
Thu, 13 Jan '22
Man, for one
Tue, 23 Nov '21
Archipelago part
Tue, 5 Oct '21
Emerald ___ (Ireland)
Wed, 29 Sep '21
Man in the Irish Sea, e.g.
Mon, 13 Sep '21
Spot of land in the ocean
Mon, 23 Aug '21
Castaway's site
Wed, 30 Jun '21
"Survivor" setting, often
Tue, 18 May '21
Dot in the ocean
Mon, 12 Apr '21
___ of Skye
Sun, 14 Mar '21
___ of Man
Tue, 19 Jan '21
Part of an archipelago