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. ” “She ran out ___ road
  • 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. A reluctant elevator-boy went for a box full of straw and some milk, to which he added on his own initiative a ___ of large, hard dog-biscuits—one of which decomposed apathetically in the saucer of milk all afternoon
  • 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. And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the ___ of Daisy’s dock
  • 12. Probably it was ____ final guest who had been away at the ends of the earth and didn’t know that the party was over
  • 14. On the last night, with my trunk packed and my car sold to the grocer, I went ____ and looked at that huge incoherent failure of a house once more
  • 16. He was now decently clothed in a “sport shirt,” open at the neck, sneakers, and duck trousers of a nebulous ___
  • 17. 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
  • 21. ___ 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, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder
  • 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. 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
  • 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. 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. ” He was reluctant to close the book, reading each ____ aloud and then looking eagerly at me
  • 6. It was ____ o’clock when we finished breakfast and went out on the porch
  • 7. ___ one fine morning—— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past
  • 13. The wind had blown off, leaving a loud, bright night, with wings beating in the trees and a persistent _____ sound as the full bellows of the earth blew the frogs full of life
  • 14. “Did we run ____ gas
  • 15. I helped him to a bedroom up-stairs; while he took off his coat and ____ I told him that all arrangements had been deferred until he came
  • 16. He had come a long way to t___ blue lawn, and ___ dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it
  • 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. 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
  • 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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