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. He ___ more than four dollars’ worth of food in half an hour
  • 8. “After that my own ____ is to let everything alone
  • 9. Most of the ___ shore places were closed now and there were hardly any lights except the shadowy, moving glow of a ferryboat across the Sound
  • 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. The touch of a cluster of leaves revolved it slowly, tracing, like the ___ of compass, a thin red circle in the water
  • 12. He had reached an age 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 ____ pride
  • 14. ” “I’d a little rather not be the ____ player,” said Tom pleasantly, “I’d rather look at all these famous people in—in oblivion
  • 16. It was this night that he told me the strange story of his youth with ___ Cody—told it to me because “Jay Gatsby
  • 17. “I can’t seem to remember, but I think we talked about the Nordic ____
  • 21. “I was in the drug business and then I was in the ___ business
  • 22. I had them both on their feet with the desperate suggestion that they help me make tea in the kitchen when the demoniac Finn brought it in on a ____
  • 23. ” he heard her ___
  • 24. And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island ____ that flowered once for Dutch sailors’ eyes—a fresh, green breast of the new world
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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. 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. I cannot come down now as I am ____ up in some very important business and cannot get mixed up in this thing now
  • 7. One of the taxi drivers in the village never took a fare past the entrance gate without stopping for a minute and pointing inside; perhaps it was he who drove Daisy and Gatsby over to East ___ the night of the accident, and perhaps he had made a story about it all his own
  • 13. He ate more than four dollars’ _____ of food in half an hour
  • 14. ” and he must have heard me, for he went on nervously: “What I called up about was a ____ of shoes I left there
  • 15. 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
  • 16. “We heard you yelling, so I said to ___ Civet here: ‘There’s somebody that needs your help, ___
  • 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. On the last night, with my trunk packed and my ___ sold to the grocer, I went over and looked at that huge incoherent failure of a house once more
  • 20. 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
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