A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

IRAN

Wed, 1 Dec '21
Modern home of ancient Persepolis
Thu, 21 Oct '21
Home of many Zoroastrians
Sun, 18 Jul '21
Big exporter of saffron
Tue, 6 Jul '21
Land with coasts on both the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf
Sun, 23 May '21
One side of a 2015 nuclear agreement
Tue, 20 Apr '21
Country across the Persian Gulf from the 29-Down
Tue, 13 Apr '21
Place where Farsi is spoken
Mon, 25 Jan '21
Modern Persia
Mon, 18 Jan '21
Tehran's land