Book-Based Random Crossword(8 x 8)

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  • 1. By God it was awful——” I couldn’t forgive him or like him, but I saw that ____ he had done was, to him, entirely justified
  • 5. 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
  • 8. As my train emerged from the tunnel into sunlight, only the hot whistles of the National Biscuit Company broke the simmering ____ at noon
  • 9. Then he went into the jewelry store to ___ a pearl necklace—or perhaps only a pair of cuff buttons—rid of my provincial squeamishness forever
  • 10. Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that ____ by ____ recedes before us
  • 11. “I’m five years too old to ___ to myself and call it honor
  • 12. I tried four times; finally an exasperated central told me the wire was being kept ____ for long distance from Detroit
  • 14. “Not that day I carried you down from the Punch ____ to keep your shoes dry
  • 16. As we passed over the dark bridge her ___ face fell lazily against my coat’s shoulder and the formidable stroke of thirty died away with the reassuring pressure of her hand
  • 17. And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt ____ 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
  • 21. 30 ” Study electricity, ___
  • 22. 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
  • 23. And one fine morning—— So we beat on, boats against ___ current, borne back ceaselessly into ___ past
  • 24. He threw dust into your ____ just like he did in Daisy’s, but he was a tough one
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  • 1. ” Michaelis didn’t see anything odd in that, and he gave Wilson a dozen reasons ___ his wife might have bought the dog-leash
  • 2. He was now decently clothed in a “sport shirt,” open at the neck, sneakers, and duck trousers of a nebulous ___
  • 3. ___ Bird brought him around at the last minute and asked if we had room for him
  • 4. “Nevertheless you did _____ me over,” said Jordan suddenly
  • 5. I don’t mean that he had traded on his phantom millions, but he had deliberately given Daisy a sense of security; he let her believe that he was a person from much the same stratum as herself—that he was fully ____ to take care of her
  • 6. On a chance we tried an important-looking door, and walked into a high Gothic library, panelled with carved English oak, and probably transported complete from some ____ overseas
  • 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. Daisy and Tom were sitting opposite each other at the kitchen table, with a _____ of cold fried chicken between them, and two bottles of ale
  • 14. 00 ” GENERAL RESOLVES No wasting time at Shafters or [a name, indecipherable] No more smokeing or chewing ____ every other day Read one improving book or magazine per week Save $5
  • 15. 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
  • 16. So when the blue smoke of brittle leaves was in the air and the wind blew the ___ laundry stiff on the line I decided to come back home
  • 18. He had come a long ___ to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it
  • 19. 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 ___
  • 20. ___
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