A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SUR

Sun, 15 May '22
Big ___
Thu, 24 Mar '22
California's Big ___
Sun, 13 Feb '22
Big ___
Tue, 19 Oct '21
California's Big ___
Wed, 4 Aug '21
Opposite of norte
Fri, 9 Apr '21
América del ___