A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASIA

Wed, 15 Jun '22
Home of 66-Across
Wed, 11 May '22
Home to about 60% of the world's population
Tue, 10 May '22
The East
Mon, 2 May '22
China's continent
Wed, 13 Apr '22
Mt. Fuji setting
Wed, 23 Mar '22
Home to more than 2,300 languages
Sun, 20 Mar '22
___-Pacific
Thu, 24 Feb '22
Home for the Himalayas
Sun, 6 Feb '22
Locale of the 2002 and 2022 World Cups
Mon, 17 Jan '22
Home to the Hang Seng and Nikkei 225 indexes
Mon, 27 Dec '21
Home of seven -stans
Tue, 12 Oct '21
Region traveled by 63-Across
Sun, 8 Aug '21
China holder?
Thu, 22 Jul '21
Land of plenty?
Sat, 22 May '21
Home to 41-Down
Tue, 9 Feb '21
Home to more than 4.5 billion
Tue, 19 Jan '21
Difficult area to maintain control of in the game Risk
Thu, 14 Jan '21
Home of Baikal, the world's deepest lake
Tue, 5 Jan '21
Locale of both the highest and lowest points on the earth's surface