A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Wed, 13 Oct '21
Réunion, for one
Wed, 22 Sep '21
___ de la Cité, one end of Paris's Pont Neuf
Thu, 26 Aug '21
Suffix with infant
Thu, 22 Apr '21
Sainte-Hélène, for one
Sun, 28 Feb '21
Mont-Saint-Michel, e.g.
Sun, 10 Jan '21
Haiti's ___ de la Tortue