A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MESA

Fri, 29 Apr '22
Largest city in the U.S. that's not a county seat
Sun, 13 Mar '22
Flat-earther?
Tue, 18 Jan '22
High, flat land feature
Tue, 11 Jan '22
Bit of Southwest topography
Mon, 11 Jan '21
Flat-topped hill