A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ESE

Sat, 27 Nov '21
Sri Lanka-to-Singapore dir.
Mon, 11 Oct '21
Opposite of WNW
Sat, 25 Sep '21
Legal conclusion?
Fri, 10 Sep '21
Paris-to-Zurich dir.
Fri, 3 Sep '21
Senegal-to-Togo dir.
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Opposite of WNW
Thu, 1 Apr '21
-talk
Mon, 29 Mar '21
Suffix with Sudan or Japan