Book-Based Random Crossword(8 x 8)

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  • 1. Finally we came to Gatsby’s own apartment, a bedroom and a bath, and an ____ study, where we sat down and drank a glass of some Chartreuse he took from a cupboard in the wall
  • 5. He had reached an ___ where death no longer has the quality of ghastly surprise, and when he looked around him now for the first time and saw the height and splendor of the hall and the great rooms opening out from it into other rooms, his grief began to be mixed with an awed pride
  • 8. “After that my own ____ is to let everything alone
  • 9. However glorious might be his future as ___ Gatsby, he was at present a penniless young man without a past, and at any moment the invisible cloak of his uniform might slip from his shoulders
  • 10. “No, we couldn’t ____
  • 11. He ___ more than four dollars’ worth of food in half an hour
  • 12. Turning me around by one arm, he moved a broad flat hand along the front vista, including in its sweep a sunken Italian garden, a half ____ of deep, pungent roses, and a snub-nosed motor-boat that bumped the tide offshore
  • 14. It was a cold ____ day, with fire in the room and her cheeks flushed
  • 16. One night I did hear a material car there, and ___ its lights stop at his front steps
  • 17. Dressed up in white flannels I went over to his lawn a little after seven, and wandered around rather ill at ____ among swirls and eddies of people I didn’t know—though here and there was a face I had noticed on the commuting train
  • 21. A waiter knocked and came in with crushed mint and ___ but, the silence was unbroken by his “thank you
  • 22. About half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate ____ of land
  • 23. The touch of a cluster of leaves revolved it slowly, tracing, like the leg of compass, a thin ___ circle in the water
  • 24. ” Only the negro and I were ____ enough to hear what he said, but the policeman caught something in the tone and looked over with truculent eyes
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  • 1. I started to turn away, but he took a step after me and grabbed my ___
  • 2. It was indirectly ___ to Cody that Gatsby drank so little
  • 3. Daisy and Tom were sitting opposite each other at the kitchen table, with a plate of cold fried chicken between them, and two bottles of ___
  • 4. Cody was fifty years old then, a product of the Nevada silver fields, of the Yukon, of every rush for _____ since seventy-five
  • 5. The windows were ____ and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house
  • 6. One of the taxi drivers in the village never took a fare past the entrance ____ without stopping for a minute and pointing inside; perhaps it was he who drove Daisy and Gatsby over to East Egg the night of the accident, and perhaps he had made a story about it all his own
  • 7. Out of the corner of his ___ Gatsby saw that the blocks of the sidewalks really formed a ladder and mounted to a secret place above the trees—he could climb to it, if he climbed alone, and once there he could suck on the pap of life, gulp down the incomparable milk of wonder
  • 13. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people _____ up the mess they had made
  • 14. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, ____ to ____ for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder
  • 15. He had reached an age where death no longer has the quality of ghastly surprise, and when he looked around him now for the first time and saw the height and splendor of the hall and the great rooms opening out from it into other rooms, his grief began to be mixed with an ____ pride
  • 16. “I’m glad to see you, ___
  • 18. In the foreground four solemn men in dress suits ___ walking along the sidewalk with a stretcher on which lies a drunken woman in a white evening dress
  • 19. But I wanted to leave things in order and not just trust that obliging and indifferent ___ to sweep my refuse away
  • 20. His hand took hold of hers, and as she said something low in his ___ he turned toward her with a rush of emotion
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