Sure to frown in the wet conditions

The above phase is an anagram of - and a clue to - a well-known quotation. The number of letters in each word of the answer are 3, 2, 3, 6, 2, 3, 10.

A prize of the Larousse Desk Reference Encyclopedia will be awarded to the sender of the first correct answer opened on 4 April. Entries to: Saturday Pastimes, the Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.

9 March answers:

Champagne (riCHest AMong sPArklinG wiNEs); Parties (PoliticAl oR oTher clIquES); feast (FinE gASTronomy).

Winner: Mrs H Spencer.