A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LIMA

Fri, 14 Jun '24
World capital through which the Rimac River runs
Fri, 24 May '24
City that's northwest of Cuzco ... or a city that's northwest of Columbus
Sat, 18 May '24
Largest city on the Pacific coast of the Americas
Wed, 17 Jan '24
Kind of bean in succotash
Fri, 6 Oct '23
City where the conquistador Pizarro was assassinated
Mon, 14 Aug '23
Peru's capital
Mon, 3 Apr '23
Bean named for a South American capital
Tue, 19 Jul '22
Peru's capital
Fri, 8 Apr '22
Pacific Coast capital
Thu, 12 Aug '21
Home to the oldest continuously functioning university in the Americas (since 1551)