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Map, meanwhile, was an example of the blue-penciled, paint-by-number-style drawings Alvarez has been making for some time.
A good copyeditor could have blue-penciled such phrases as "pesky General Grant" (64), "butternut horde" (83), "steamrolling blue avalanche" (85), "onrushing blue tide" (87), "outnumbered ghosts in gray" (101), and the many, many others like them into the oblivion they deserve.
The original manuscript of Henry Luce's "American Century" speech alone must be worth millions; and Time copy blue-penciled by Whittaker Chambers, with his careful interpolations of the worldwide Communist conspiracy, also would bring a tidy sum.