Like Pony's bad dreams
Article in the paper
Dally used it for a bluff
Cool (synonym)
Stereotypical Soc
Oklahoma Town (Setting)
You understand? (Slang two words)
Risks life for others
Soda's horse (2 words)
Funny fizzy name
Plaid design
Lives on the West Side
Southern gentleman
Drive-in (2 words)
Lives on the East Side
Famous actor Paul...
To be attacked by a group
Extremely important
Darry to Soda and Ponyboy
Sherri's nickname
Symbol of toughness for the greasers
Tuff hideout
Police (slang)
Greaser weapon
Piece of writing
Not part of the group
Kills Bob
Stereotypical greaser
Criminal types
Precious, valuable
Gang fight
The best
Tuff car
Jail (slang)
Hinting at what will happen
Reference to another work
Darry's reason for fighting
Johnny's last words (two words)
"Things are rough..." (two words)
Poem by Robert Frost (four words)
Where Johnny sleeps sometimes (two words)
Cigarette (slang)
Intelligent, bright, worldly
Like Ponyboy and Johnny
Not looking good
Freed from criminal charges
Use of irony to mock
Two-Bit's reason for fighting
Pony's reason for fighting (hyphenated)
Tim Shepard's brother

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