A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LEI

Mon, 3 Oct '22
Hawaiian garland
Tue, 27 Sep '22
Chain of Polynesian islands?
Fri, 23 Sep '22
Symbol of Hawaii
Sun, 7 Aug '22
Bit of HI gear?
Mon, 6 Jun '22
Hawaiian necklace
Mon, 18 Apr '22
Garland gift in Hawaii
Tue, 12 Apr '22
Necklace that can be made with kukui nuts
Tue, 15 Feb '22
Neckwear in Honolulu
Sat, 12 Feb '22
___ hulu manu (feathery adornment)
Thu, 14 Oct '21
Scented souvenir
Sun, 10 Oct '21
Fragrant ring
Tue, 27 Jul '21
Hawaiian garland
Sat, 26 Jun '21
HI ring?
Thu, 27 May '21
___ Day (May 1, in Hawaii)
Wed, 26 May '21
Item sometimes made with pikake flowers
Tue, 18 May '21
Hawaiian garland
Mon, 10 May '21
Welcome gift upon arriving at Honolulu International Airport
Sun, 28 Feb '21
Graduation wear for a University of Hawaii student
Wed, 20 Jan '21
Hawaiian ring