Book-Based Random Crossword(8 x 8)

  • Across

  • 1. ” Daisy went up-stairs to ____ her face—too late I thought with humiliation of my towels—while Gatsby and I waited on the lawn
  • 5. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. ” Tom and I shook hands, the rest of us exchanged a cool nod, and they trotted quickly down the drive, disappearing under the August foliage just as Gatsby, with ___ and light overcoat in hand, came out the front door
  • 10. I’d never ____ him since then
  • 11. A waiter knocked and came in with crushed mint and ___ but, the silence was unbroken by his “thank you
  • 12. A damp streak of hair lay like a ____ of blue paint across her cheek, and her hand was wet with glistening drops as I took it to help her from the car
  • 14. I suppose there’d be a curious crowd around there all day with little boys searching for dark spots in the dust, and some garrulous man telling over and over what had happened, until it became ____ and ____ real even to him and he could tell it no longer, and Myrtle Wilson’s tragic achievement was forgotten
  • 16. 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 hu___ dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment ___ 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
  • 17. While we admired he brought more and the soft rich ____ mounted higher—shirts with stripes and scrolls and plaids in coral and apple-green and lavender and faint orange, and monograms of Indian blue
  • 21. ___ one fine morning—— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past
  • 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. ___
  • 24. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a ____
  • Down

  • 1. He did not know that it ___ already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. I shook _____ with him; it seemed silly not to, for I felt suddenly as though I were talking to a child
  • 5. 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 ____ 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
  • 6. ” He was reluctant to close the book, reading ____ item aloud and then looking eagerly at me
  • 7. He ___ more than four dollars’ worth of food in half an hour
  • 13. Then the valley of _____ opened out on both sides of us, and I had a glimpse of Mrs
  • 14. ” He sat down miserably, as if I had pushed him, and simultaneously there was the sound of a motor turning into my ____
  • 15. Probably it was some final guest who had been away at the ____ of the earth and didn’t know that the party was over
  • 16. You ___ think that’s sentimental, but I mean it—to the bitter end
  • 18. He hadn’t ___ anything for a couple of days
  • 19. ___ Bird brought him around at the last minute and asked if we had room for him
  • 20. 00 ___ week Be better to parents “I come across this book by accident,” said the old man
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