A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ETAT

Sun, 26 Dec '21
Nouveau-Mexique, e.g.
Mon, 6 Dec '21
Coup d'___
Fri, 19 Nov '21
Le Dakota du Sud or le Dakota du Nord
Sat, 24 Jul '21
French word whose plural is its English translation backward
Wed, 6 Jan '21
French political division