A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

PERU

Tue, 10 May '22
Land in the Andes
Thu, 24 Mar '22
Machu Picchu locale
Thu, 16 Dec '21
Its flag has vertical stripes of red-white-red
Tue, 30 Nov '21
Home of many of the world's alpacas
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Its national drink is the pisco sour