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DEAR READER: Copy editing resembles the art and method of solving mysteries

Monday, February 25, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 3:27 p.m. CST, Thursday, March 7, 2013

COLUMBIA — "Elementary," cries Sherlock Holmes when he solves a mystery. The word is also used as the title of a current CBS television show featuring the intrepid detective (Jonny Lee Miller) and Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu).

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