A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ISLES

Sat, 19 Nov '22
British ___
Thu, 19 May '22
Lands in the ocean
Sat, 23 Oct '21
Some vacation getaways
Sun, 20 Jun '21
St. Kitts, St. Lucia and St. Vincent
Wed, 17 Mar '21
Parts of some chains