A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NILE

Tue, 31 May '22
Its tributaries are Blue and White
Sat, 14 May '22
Shade of green
Sat, 9 Apr '22
It turns red in Exodus
Thu, 17 Feb '22
Home for many hippos
Mon, 13 Dec '21
Where baby Moses was found
Mon, 22 Nov '21
River on which Cleopatra cruised
Fri, 10 Sep '21
River personified by the god Hapi
Wed, 13 Jan '21
4,100+ mile river that drains 11 countries