A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

IRAN

Tue, 28 Nov '23
Tehran's land
Tue, 25 Jul '23
Oil-rich nation
Fri, 9 Jun '23
Modern site of ancient Persepolis
Mon, 22 May '23
Country north of the Persian Gulf
Sun, 26 Feb '23
Home of the poet Forugh Farrokhzad
Thu, 12 Jan '23
Its flag has "Allahu Akbar" written 22 times
Thu, 5 Jan '23
Modern-day site of ancient Persepolis
Sun, 4 Dec '22
Home of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi
Fri, 25 Nov '22
Site of 2022's "Woman, Life, Freedom" protests
Sun, 13 Nov '22
Qom home
Sat, 12 Nov '22
Where polo was invented
Sun, 16 Oct '22
Tehran's home
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