A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

IRAN

Sun, 4 Sep '22
Big exporter of pistachios
Fri, 2 Sep '22
Modern-day locale of the ancient Achaemenid Empire
Mon, 15 Aug '22
Global center of Shia Islam
Sun, 24 Jul '22
Home of Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi
Fri, 22 Jul '22
World's leading saffron producer
Mon, 11 Jul '22
Land bordering Afghanistan
Sat, 28 May '22
Where zardozi embroidery is prevalent
Tue, 26 Apr '22
Neighbor of Afghanistan
Wed, 6 Apr '22
Nation on the Gulf of Oman
Fri, 11 Mar '22
Land south of the Caspian Sea
Tue, 8 Mar '22
Tehran's country
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