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.