Book-Based Random Crossword(8 x 8)

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  • 1. ” leaking sawdust at every pore as he pursued a tiger through the ____ de Boulogne
  • 5. But I wanted to leave things in order and not just trust that obliging and indifferent ___ to sweep my refuse away
  • 8. And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered ____ for Dutch sailors’ eyes—a fresh, green breast of the new world
  • 9. I lived at West Egg, the—well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial ___ to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them
  • 10. Probably it was some final guest who had ____ away at the ends of the earth and didn’t know that the party was over
  • 11. 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
  • 12. “He ____ he knows the car that did it
  • 14. ” “You’ve ____ your hair since then,” remarked Jordan, and I started, but the girls had moved casually on and her remark was addressed to the premature moon, produced like the supper, no doubt, out of a caterer’s basket
  • 16. At the gray ___ hour there were always rooms that throbbed incessantly with this low, sweet fever, while fresh faces drifted here and there like rose petals blown by the sad horns around the floor
  • 17. Dimly I heard someone murmur, “Blessed are the ____ that the rain falls on,” and then the owl-eyed man said “Amen to that,” in a brave voice
  • 21. “A young major just out of the army and covered over with medals he got in the ___
  • 22. 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
  • 23. “I’m five years too ___ to lie to myself and call it honor
  • 24. I didn’t want it to be in the papers and ____ a sightseeing crowd, so I’d been calling up a few people myself
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  • 1. When the JAZZ HISTORY OF THE WORLD was over, girls were putting their heads on men’s shoulders in a puppyish, convivial way, girls were swooning backward playfully into men’s arms, even into groups, knowing that some one would arrest their falls—but no one swooned backward on Gatsby, and no French ___ touched Gatsby’s shoulder, and no singing quartets were formed with Gatsby’s head for one link
  • 2. And ___ fine morning—— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past
  • 3. A waiter knocked and came in with crushed mint and ___ but, the silence was unbroken by his “thank you
  • 4. I don’t mean that he had traded on his phantom millions, but he had deliberately given Daisy a _____ of security; he let her believe that he was a person from much the same stratum as herself—that he was fully able to take care of her
  • 5. “She’s going to ____ there till the day after to-morrow, and then we’re going to move away
  • 6. A phrase began to beat in my ____ with a sort of heady excitement: “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired
  • 7. 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
  • 13. ” After a moment she _____ as if she might have sounded irreverent, “There wasn’t any connection
  • 14. “It’s a bona-fide ____
  • 15. We both jumped up, and, a little harrowed myself, I went out into the ____
  • 16. ” “He come out to see me ___ years ago and bought me the house I live in now
  • 18. His hand took hold of hers, and as she said something low in his ___ he turned toward her with a rush of emotion
  • 19. ___ Bird brought him around at the last minute and asked if we had room for him
  • 20. The shadow of a tree fell abruptly across the ___ and ghostly birds began to sing among the blue leaves
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