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:



All that transpired, transformed the child, turning her tragically mute, crawfished away, cradled all day, cringing and crying for help, until she met Corey, crazy old Corey, reader of crosswords and verse, who seeing the child did bombilate straight to her face; a smile came there first, then humming a verse, now chatting in crosswordese style, the words may be empty, but see them together and know that they each have full hearts. 

(by fdrisc)


It was a nice vernal day in the woods by the reservoir- cicadas were bombilating, newts crawfishing out of being predated by bream, parulas lisping and towhees burring- when it transpired to Kyle that the reason he had the time to go to the woods in the first place was his lack of friends, and that he had no friends because he both spoke and thought in crosswordese.

(by Elijah Shiffer)


“Yes, my love, it transpires that he’s gonna crawfish his way out of any legal action,” said Brad, kicking the quoin until the building bombilated, “and anyway , what I want to know is why we talk in crosswordese?”

(by LexigraphicLove)


There I was, tripping down the lane and bombilating the latest Bieber I'd heard on the radio, when it transpired that our neighbor Mrs. Gloy stuck her head out of her kitchen window and bellowed, "Freddy, do come in and have a bite and help me with this puzzle, you're so good at crosswordese," arousing a bit of panic on my part, till I was able to crawfish out of the situation by making an about-face and hollering back, "Sorry Mrs. G., I just remembered I left some eggs frying on the griddle!" (by Gravely)
The Quandary for Monday, April 22, 2013 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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