A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASEA

Tue, 26 Apr '22
On a cruise
Mon, 18 Apr '22
Sailing the ocean
Sun, 17 Apr '22
On the drink
Thu, 24 Feb '22
Deployed, as a naval officer
Fri, 11 Feb '22
Offshore
Mon, 25 Oct '21
On the ocean
Tue, 22 Jun '21
Offshore
Fri, 4 Jun '21
Befuddled
Thu, 8 Apr '21
Deployed, as a sailor
Sat, 27 Feb '21
Like castaways, before being cast away
Sun, 17 Jan '21
On the main