A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EAST

Sun, 19 May '24
What "Eat" stands for in the mnemonic "Never Eat Soggy Waffles"
Mon, 13 May '24
Direction of the sunrise
Wed, 10 Apr '24
Where runway 9 is always oriented at an airport
Thu, 11 Jan '24
Steinbeck title starter
Tue, 2 Jan '24
___ Timor (nation near Indonesia)
Mon, 27 Nov '23
Toward the rising sun
Mon, 30 Oct '23
90°, on a compass
Wed, 4 Oct '23
Eden-to-Nod direction
Sun, 6 Aug '23
Appropriate answer for this place in the grid
Sun, 23 Jul '23
Like Zambia relative to Angola
Thu, 20 Jul '23
Middle ___
Sat, 1 Jul '23
Right on a map
Mon, 8 May '23
Sunrise's direction
Tue, 18 Apr '23
Like Iran vis-à-vis Iraq
Thu, 30 Mar '23
Riyadh-to-Abu Dhabi direction
Thu, 16 Mar '23
Heading in the right direction?
Thu, 9 Mar '23
How a jet stream typically flows
Mon, 7 Nov '22
Sunrise direction
Mon, 24 Oct '22
Sunrise direction
Mon, 15 Aug '22
Either "E" of ESE
Fri, 22 Jul '22
Big ___ (athletic conference)
Mon, 27 Jun '22
Toward the dawn
Sat, 4 Jun '22
Right this way?
Thu, 12 May '22
90°
Mon, 28 Mar '22
Direction of the morning light
Tue, 25 Jan '22
One wicked witch's home in "The Wizard of Oz"
Mon, 27 Dec '21
Down ___ (Maine)
Wed, 8 Dec '21
It's right on the map
Sun, 24 Oct '21
___ New York (Brooklyn neighborhood)
Sun, 26 Sep '21
With 27-Down, island nation near Indonesia
Wed, 15 Sep '21
Steinbeck's "___ of Eden"
Wed, 2 Jun '21
Jet stream direction
Mon, 24 May '21
___ Asia (China, Japan and environs)
Sun, 28 Feb '21
Polo course?
Sat, 2 Jan '21
Three o'clock, so to speak