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He had his ups and downs (4 letter answer)

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The answer OTIS is very common and appears about once every 49 puzzles.

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OTIS as a noun:

1. (Otis, Elisha Graves Otis) = United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
2. (Otis, genus Otis) = type genus of the Otididae: European bustard