A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MAINE

Mon, 18 Oct '21
State known for lobsters and pine trees
Sun, 3 Oct '21
Far-right state
Sun, 22 Aug '21
It has more coastline than California, surprisingly
Sat, 14 Aug '21
Its flag features a pine and the North Star
Sat, 26 Jun '21
Noted producer of blueberries
Tue, 30 Mar '21
Down East, to a New Englander