A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SAN

Fri, 19 Nov '21
___ Juan
Thu, 28 Oct '21
___ Ysidro, Calif.
Mon, 18 Oct '21
___ Andreas fault
Sun, 18 Jul '21
Japanese honorific
Thu, 17 Jun '21
___ Jose
Wed, 28 Apr '21
Hokkaido honorific
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Japanese honorific