Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:



A she participated in breaking the third merrythought from the turducken, Sally elucidated her hopes that Christmas creep could be mitigated in the future and the she wouldn’t go from trick or treating to decking the halls.

(by wordgirl)


I can neither elucidate nor mitigate the pain of the merrythought of Christmas creep lodged in my throat.  

(by wbtphdjd)


In an attempt to both mitigate the disgusting display of Christmas creep and elcudiate my thoughts on the subject, I plucked the merrythought from the steaming turkey carcass and hurled it from the balcony.

(by alaistair)


Jim, slightly under the weather, went with it and pulled on the merrythought versus Barny Chuckle, yes, a funny guy, but ruthless as a Nazi, when it comes to prospects and ambition and even a whiff of a promotion, like that time.. - but Jim didn't let these thoughts flow, and instead focused on wishing something worthwhile - his Mom had stuffed him with a dazzling potpourri of all kinds of romantic, mystic, chicken soup, penny wisdom, common sense and superstitous ideas since Adam, at a desperate attempt to lucidate the chaos of violence, financial instability and fall outs (which was mostly inflicted by her erratic and bizarre budget and relationship decisions) around them: 'Let me figure out how to mitigate the expenses on presents... despite the effing  Christmas creep commencing to effing snowball in effing August....'

(by rochi)
The Quandary for Sunday, November 20, 2011 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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