A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASIAN

Mon, 1 Nov '21
Like Russia, east of the Urals
Fri, 30 Jul '21
Like sun bears and sloth bears
Tue, 16 Mar '21
Like pandas, yaks and snow leopards
Wed, 10 Mar '21
___-American (like about 6% of the U.S.)