A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AMES

Sat, 29 Jan '22
Upper Midwest town with the world's tallest concrete gnome
Sun, 16 Jan '22
Home of Iowa State
Mon, 27 Dec '21
Iowa campus town
Sun, 31 Oct '21
Silicon Valley's ___ Research Center
Tue, 13 Jul '21
Iowa college town
Sun, 4 Jul '21
___ Building, Boston's first skyscraper
Thu, 1 Jul '21
Midwest center of agricultural research