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

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Meanwhile, in the Editorial Offices of The Melrose Monday Meshuggener - and let's not forget the other titles it incorporates: Newstead News, Gattonside Gossip, Tweedbank Village Voice, Darnick Daily Dairy (sic. the misprint is deliberate), Nitten World View, Bozzles Bitz, Bowden Bugle, Midlem Mainbrace, Boleside Whistle-Stop and The Abbotsford Ferryman - above the old Bank of Scotland premises in The Square, the scene may, at first glance, appear to be one of insatiable indolence - two of the admin staff form a tableau, facing each other across a chessboard, one having just played The Grasshopper's Gambit and both now deep in contemplation; Hyman Kaplan, Managing Editor in his Tatti Warbucks rig, complete with red braces and a yellow and red polka-dot bow-tie, is leaning out of the window, which overlooks The Square, having a languid conversation with the resident girl busker; Sadie Moskowitz and Rose Mitnick are knitting by the fireside and discussing advertising revenue; and in a corner the Sports Reporter is trying to find a puncture in her front tyre, having abandoned the rest of her bike at the foot of the stairs, which explains the basin of water precariously balanced on her knees (three hers firmly establishing the fact that this is an Equal Opportunities Enterprise - but no clarification on the chess players, so go make up your own mind on that one, already!); while somewhere a telephone is ringing softly, Handel's Water Music issues from a mobile under a pile of laundry, and from a desk drawer another begins to roar out Hava Nagila while a voice from below the window calls up to Kaplan: "when's the next issue, Bud?" and just as he's about to reply: "there's a clue in the name, but it may be too cryptic for you, schmuck!" when he recognises the voice, leans further out so he can see who it is, and his face is instantly wreathed in smiles: "Norman! Norman Noggs! come on up and give us your craic!"

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Wednesday, November 13, 2019 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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