A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AZTEC

Sun, 10 Jul '22
San Diego State athlete
Wed, 23 Mar '22
Culture that introduced popcorn to the world
Sun, 3 Oct '21
Worshiper of the rain god Tlaloc
Sat, 31 Jul '21
Like the 16th-century ruler Cuauhtémoc