A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

MESA

Fri, 8 Dec '23
City east of Tempe
Sun, 5 Nov '23
Small plateau
Thu, 5 Oct '23
Costa ___, Calif.
Wed, 27 Sep '23
Butte, but bigger
Thu, 17 Aug '23
Arizona city
Wed, 28 Jun '23
Feature of the Painted Desert
Sat, 10 Dec '22
Plain protuberance
Sun, 23 Oct '22
City east of Phoenix
Sun, 14 Aug '22
Flat top?
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