Book-Based Random Crossword(8 x 8)

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  • 1. ” that Broadway had begotten upon a Long Island fishing village—appalled by its raw vigor that chafed under the old euphemisms and by the too obtrusive ____ that herded its inhabitants along a short-cut from nothing to nothing
  • 5. 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 ___
  • 8. I got him to join up in the American Legion and he ____ to stand high there
  • 9. However glorious might be his future as ___ Gatsby, he was at present a penniless young man without a past, and at any moment the invisible cloak of his uniform might slip from his shoulders
  • 10. When the phone ____ that afternoon and Long Distance said Chicago was calling I thought this would be Daisy at last
  • 11. He ___ more than four dollars’ worth of food in half an hour
  • 12. Turning me around by one arm, he moved a broad flat hand along the front vista, including in its sweep a sunken Italian garden, a half ____ of deep, pungent roses, and a snub-nosed motor-boat that bumped the tide offshore
  • 14. He knew that Daisy was extraordinary, but he didn’t realize just how extraordinary a “nice” ____ could be
  • 16. I doubted that, though there were several she could have married at a ___ of her head, but I pretended to be surprised
  • 17. A phrase began to beat in my ____ with a sort of heady excitement: “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired
  • 21. And ___ fine morning—— So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past
  • 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. 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. After changing my clothes I went ____ door and found Mr
  • Down

  • 1. I remember the ___ coats of the girls returning from Miss This-or-that’s and the chatter of frozen breath and the hands waving overhead as we caught sight of old acquaintances, and the matchings of invitations: “Are you going to the Ordways’
  • 2. ___ Bird brought him around at the last minute and asked if we had room for him
  • 3. “You make it ___ times worse by crabbing about it
  • 4. If there is anything I can do a little later let me know in a letter by _____
  • 5. The windows were ____ and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house
  • 6. One afternoon ____ in October I saw Tom Buchanan
  • 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. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people _____ up the mess they had made
  • 14. Wolfsheim’s ____ to Chicago
  • 15. “Any ____ where they are
  • 16. He did ___ know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night
  • 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. “Orderi di Danilo,” ran the circular legend, “Montenegro, Nicolas ___
  • 20. 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
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