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:


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)


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)


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)


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)


"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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