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. 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
  • 8. “After that my own ____ is to let everything alone
  • 9. And ___ fine morning—— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past
  • 10. And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to ____ away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes—a fresh, green breast of the new world
  • 11. “I’m five years too ___ to lie to myself and call it honor
  • 12. “A young major just out of the ____ and covered over with medals he got in the war
  • 14. When Michaelis’s testimony at the inquest brought to light Wilson’s suspicions of his wife I thought the whole ____ would shortly be served up in racy pasquinade—but Catherine, who might have said anything, didn’t say a word
  • 16. “I’m glad to see you, ___
  • 17. ” There was a small picture of Gatsby, ____ in yachting costume, on the bureau—Gatsby with his head thrown back defiantly—taken apparently when he was about eighteen
  • 21. 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
  • 22. ” The music had ____ down as the ceremony began and now a long cheer floated in at the window, followed by intermittent cries of “Yea-ea-ea
  • 23. 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
  • 24. Instinct made him step on the accelerator with the double purpose of overtaking Daisy and leaving Wilson behind, and we ____ along toward Astoria at fifty miles an hour, until, among the spidery girders of the elevated, we came in sight of the easy-going blue coupe
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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. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby’s house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of ___ 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, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder
  • 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. ” There was the ____ of a bass drum, and the voice of the orchestra leader rang out suddenly above the echolalia of the garden
  • 6. Then he went into the jewelry store to buy a pearl necklace—or perhaps ____ a pair of cuff buttons—rid of my provincial squeamishness forever
  • 7. and underneath: Rise from ___
  • 13. “He _____ deep books with long words in them
  • 14. A man in a long duster had dismounted from the wreck and now stood in the middle of the road, looking from the car to the ____ and from the ____ to the observers in a pleasant, puzzled way
  • 15. 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
  • 16. And as I ___ there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock
  • 18. I’d been writing letters once a week and signing them: “Love, Nick,” and all I could think of was how, when that certain girl played tennis, a faint mustache of perspiration appeared on her upper ___
  • 19. I ___ it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once conventional and grotesque, crouching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lustreless moon
  • 20. ” Michaelis didn’t see anything ___ in that, and he gave Wilson a dozen reasons why his wife might have bought the dog-leash
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