A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

INCA

Thu, 28 Oct '21
Worshiper at the ancient Qorikancha ("Golden Temple")
Fri, 18 Jun '21
People who built the Qhapaq √Ďan, or "Royal Road," which stretched roughly 3,700 miles
Tue, 8 Jun '21
Quechua speaker of old
Sun, 7 Feb '21
Andean empire member
Sun, 31 Jan '21
Person fluent in Quechua