Town at the eighth mile of Boston Marathon? Treasure Island illustrator?

Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle: SUNDAY, Jul. 6, 2008 – Brendan Emmett Quigley (“TREASURE ISLAND” ILLUSTRATOR, 1911 / TOWN AT THE EIGHTH MILE OF THE BOSTON MARATHON)

…Criminy. Look, I don’t mind stuff I don’t know (I see it every day), and I don’t really mind stuff I don’t know crossing other stuff I don’t know, but only if there’s some way for me to make a reasonable guess…Come on. That NW corner is just dickish.

I have to agree with the sentiment.

3 Replies to “Town at the eighth mile of Boston Marathon? Treasure Island illustrator?”

  1. Yeah, even as someone who grew up in the Boston area and had a hunch it was Natick, that seemed like an wildly arcane clue.

  2. I was thinking an ERROR?! and it was supposed to be Newton, a town at the 18th mile? Time will tell.

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