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:

5

Lestrade shot off a text message riposte: OTFL, GTN rutilant glow and penumbral smoke was not Baskerville manor 20 ablaze BC of skulduggery, but American and BBS at play, URTM, KUTGW. (by mtc)

4

Holmes’ riposte to Lestrade: “No skullduggery here; penumbra has passed to reveal rutilant faces of American Boy Scouts teaching their British counterparts how to roast weenies and marshmallows around a campfire.”

(by wordgirl)

3

Recognizing Holme's incoming text on the rutilant display of his cell, Lestrade answered with a ready riposte: "I suppose you are going to tell me with your usual stale trope that 'skulduggery is afoot,' and that a fiend has taken advantage of the penumbral shadows to perpetrate a crime, perhaps even to burn down Baskerville Manor, eh?" (by mtc)

2

Skulduggery was indeed afoot, and as the penumbra shifted to illuminate the scene, it became clear that the rutilant haze hanging over the manor house was caused by a raging fire within the premises, prompting Holmes to pull out his mobile and text a riposte to Inspector Lestrade.

(by wordgirl)

1

"There's skulduggery afoot, Watson, and we have not a moment to waste for riposte," the great detective remarked as the sun moved from penumbra into full eclipse, outlining the manor in a faint, fiendish rutilance daylight had obscured. (by mtc)
The Quandary for Tuesday, January 28, 2014 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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