A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ANDES

Thu, 21 Apr '22
Much of Chile
Fri, 25 Feb '22
Home of Mount Aconcagua
Sat, 5 Feb '22
Home to the highest active volcano in the world
Sat, 4 Dec '21
Home to the three highest capital cities in the world
Sat, 6 Nov '21
Home of the two deepest canyons in the Americas (each 11,500+ feet)
Sat, 20 Mar '21
Locale of Aconcagua
Mon, 15 Mar '21
World's longest continental mountain range
Sun, 28 Feb '21
Home to the world's three highest capital cities