A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

CRETE

Mon, 21 Nov '22
Largest of the Greek islands
Mon, 5 Sep '22
Largest Greek island
Sun, 29 May '22
Island whose capital and largest city is Iraklion
Sun, 10 Apr '22
Birthplace of Zeus
Tue, 22 Feb '22
Birthplace of Zeus, in myth
Sun, 11 Apr '21
Home to the Minoan civilization