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253 results for REF

131 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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Wednesday, November 15, 20171DTKO caller (2)Steven E. Atwood
Tuesday, November 14, 201764DOne crying foul?Jerry Miccolis and Jeff Chen
Sunday, October 22, 201779ACall, as a game (4)Tracy Gray
Thursday, August 31, 201734DCertain whistle blowerZachary Spitz
Thursday, March 9, 201723ASports monitor, for shortJeremy Newton
Monday, February 13, 201732DB-ball official (3)Brent Sverdloff and Michael Blake
Monday, February 6, 201713DCoin flipper at the Super Bowl, informallyAndy Hinz
Monday, December 5, 201657ASoccer official, for shortNed White
Wednesday, June 15, 201639DRed card issuer, for shortJason Flinn
Monday, April 4, 201639ARed or yellow card issuerDavid Kwong
Sunday, February 21, 201685DFlag thrower (2)Patrick Berry
Saturday, February 20, 201641ARuling body?James Mulhern
Wednesday, November 11, 201525DZebra at a Lions game, sayDavid Steinberg
Sunday, November 8, 201598AOne calling the shots, for short?Tracy Gray
Thursday, October 8, 201563DOne calling the shots?Stu Ockman
Sunday, February 22, 201552AFlagman?Patrick Berry
Tuesday, February 3, 201541DOne counting to 10, maybeJoe Krozel
Sunday, October 12, 201481AGame warden?Pawel Fludzinski
Sunday, September 14, 201436DCall (4)Tony Orbach and Patrick Blindauer
Sunday, March 16, 20148DShot callerJeremy Newton
Thursday, January 16, 201422ABartlett's, e.g.Elizabeth A. Long
Sunday, December 22, 201333AMake calls (3)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, November 25, 201321DHoops official (2)Kevin G. Der
Sunday, September 22, 201336DPlay watcherMike Selinker
Friday, August 9, 201326APlay critic?Patrick Berry
Monday, July 29, 201322DBoxing officialAndrea Carla Michaels
Thursday, July 4, 20139DWhistle blower (7)Barry Franklin and Sara Kaplan
Monday, May 27, 201319DWrestling official, brieflyDoug Peterson
Sunday, March 31, 201350DGridiron figureCaleb Madison
Monday, December 3, 201246AOfficiate a football game, informallyAndrea Carla Michaels
Thursday, October 4, 20126DDict., e.g. (2)Bill Thompson
Tuesday, October 2, 20121DOne who knows what it means to travelEthan Cooper
Wednesday, August 29, 201231ACall a gameTony Orbach
Friday, July 13, 201255DTarget of fans' scornJim Horne and Jeff Chen
Thursday, July 5, 201260DZebra (4)Ian Livengood
Sunday, April 15, 201299DInterference detector?Kevin G. Der
Thursday, April 5, 201251DMake some callsElizabeth C. Gorski
Wednesday, February 22, 201241DZebra (4)Karen Young Bonin
Friday, February 10, 201240AClock stopper, at timesBarry C. Silk and Brad Wilber
Thursday, August 18, 201138ACall, in a way (2)Kevan Choset
Friday, July 29, 201147AMaker of callsPaula Gamache
Saturday, April 16, 201148ARuling officialRobert H. Wolfe
Saturday, April 2, 201135DO.E.D., e.g.Mark Diehl
Monday, February 28, 20119DOfficial in a striped shirtMike Buckley
Friday, November 12, 201055AExpert on playsBarry C. Silk
Tuesday, June 15, 20109DWhistle blower, in briefJill Winslow
Sunday, January 31, 201010DCall, as a game (4)Tony Orbach and Andrea Carla Michaels
Wednesday, December 16, 200937DFoul caller (3)David J. Kahn
Thursday, December 3, 200952ACall (4)Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Monday, September 28, 200937AB-ball official (3)Lynn Lempel
Monday, August 17, 200960AOfficial with a whistleMike Buckley
Monday, August 10, 200923AN.B.A. official (2)Paula Gamache
Thursday, July 30, 200959AWhistle blower (7)Ashish Vengsarkar
Sunday, May 10, 200996AOne who works while others play?Patrick Berry
Monday, May 4, 200910DFight adjudicator, for shortMark Milhet
Sunday, April 5, 20095DZebra (4)Charles Deber
Friday, September 5, 20084DFairness determinerKevin G. Der
Sunday, December 9, 200756APlay analyzer (2)Patrick Blindauer
Tuesday, October 9, 200742DHoops official (2)Timothy Powell
Tuesday, May 15, 200724AOfficial, informallyJohn Halverson
Monday, April 9, 200710DUmp (5)J. K. Hummel
Wednesday, November 8, 200658DWhistler, at timesLee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Sunday, October 1, 20066DCall (4)Ashish Vengsarkar
Wednesday, August 2, 200629DCall the shots?Harvey Estes
Wednesday, July 19, 200652ADict., e.g. (2)Alison Donald
Sunday, March 19, 200666AOne making callsMichael Shteyman
Thursday, February 23, 200647ACall, as a game (4)Todd McClary
Monday, October 31, 200534AWhistle-blower on a courtJim Hyres
Sunday, September 25, 200561ATKO caller (2)Matt Skoczen
Tuesday, August 30, 200524AWhistle blower (7)Leonard Williams
Monday, August 22, 200564AB-ball official (3)Lynn Lempel
Thursday, May 26, 200535AFight stopper, at timesDavid J. Kahn
Monday, April 4, 200553APerson in a zebra-striped shirt, informallyChristina Houlihan Kelly
Sunday, March 27, 200564DOne whistling at athletesCon Pederson
Thursday, January 27, 20058DRing figureJim Hyres
Sunday, November 21, 200413DOfficiate, brieflyKumar Balani
Monday, October 25, 200410DUmp (5)Kurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
Saturday, July 3, 200458DMake calls (3)Eric Berlin
Sunday, May 9, 200496DWhistle blower, for shortCharles M. Deber
Saturday, January 3, 200439AExpert on the rulesJames M. and James C. Jenista
Thursday, December 11, 20037DRing figure, familiarlyEd Early
Tuesday, December 9, 200313DOfficiate (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Sunday, November 16, 200310DOne who may O.K. a KOCathy Millhauser
Monday, August 25, 200360AWhistle-blower? (7)Craig Kasper
Monday, May 26, 20035DGridiron official, for short (2)Lynn Lempel
Wednesday, April 23, 200310ASports "zebra"Gilbert H. Ludwig
Wednesday, April 16, 20039DCall, as a game (4)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sunday, March 30, 20036DMake the calls (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Wednesday, September 25, 20027DWhistle-blower (7)Tyler Hinman
Sunday, June 23, 200293DCoin flipperEric Berlin
Sunday, June 16, 200281DWhistle-blower (7)Manny Nosowsky
Tuesday, December 4, 200132APenalty declarerMichael Shteyman
Monday, November 12, 200145AGridiron official, for short (2)Janice M. Putney
Thursday, November 1, 20011ARing leader? (2)Rich Norris
Sunday, September 9, 200176DOne who cries foul? (2)Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Sunday, August 19, 200176DCall (4)David J. Kahn
Sunday, June 24, 2001112DZebra (4)Randolph Ross
Saturday, June 23, 200124DWebster's or Bartlett'sDavid J. Kahn
Thursday, June 21, 20015DOfficialPeter Abide
Monday, May 14, 200138DStriped shirt wearer (2)Gregory E. Paul
Monday, April 16, 20018DStriped officialPeter Gordon
Friday, January 12, 200150AMake calls (3)Mark Diehl
Friday, November 10, 200034AField marshal?Bob Klahn
Sunday, September 10, 200037APlay analyzer (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Thursday, August 24, 200039AOne with a match?David J. Kahn
Friday, July 28, 200046AFight figureHarvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Tuesday, July 11, 20005DWhistle blower (7)Nick Grivas and Nancy Salomon
Thursday, June 29, 200036DFoul caller (3)Robert H. Wolfe
Sunday, March 12, 200015DOne who cries foul? (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Wednesday, December 29, 19992DPerson who whistlesRobert O. Dillman
Wednesday, November 17, 199946AFlag thrower (2)Fred Piscop
Thursday, July 29, 199930DOne in a corner?David J. Kahn
Wednesday, June 23, 199929DStriped shirt wearer (2)Alan Olschwang
Tuesday, June 15, 199952AUmp (5)Stephanie Spadaccini
Monday, May 4, 199849DGame officialHugh Davis
Thursday, January 22, 19984DMake the calls (2)Patrick Jordan
Sunday, October 12, 19979DCall, in a way (2)Nancy Salomon
Monday, September 29, 199739DThird man in the ringRandy Sowell
Monday, October 28, 19967DN.B.A. official (2)R. Norris
Monday, July 1, 199649DUmp (5)S. Spadaccini
Sunday, May 19, 199613DOfficiate (2)C.M. Deber
Thursday, February 22, 19969DRing officialC. Deodene
Friday, November 17, 199543A1994 Judy Davis film, with "The"Fran & Lou Sabin
Monday, November 6, 19954DUmp (5)Roger H. Courtney
Thursday, May 11, 199551AOne in the middle of a fightWayne Robert Williams
Saturday, July 23, 199432DThird man in a ringRandolph Ross
Wednesday, April 20, 199432DPerson in stripesWalter Webb
Monday, March 7, 19949DRing leader? (2)Alex K. Justin
Sunday, February 6, 199449APerson with a whistleArthur S. Verdesca
Sunday, January 2, 1994112AOne who wears stripesBrian G. Tyler
Tuesday, December 7, 19939DFoul caller (3)Eric Albert

2 results for REF from Variety puzzles.

April 28, 2013diagramless49DZebraFred Piscop
November 1, 1998diagramless34DWrestling V.I.P.Frank Longo

120 results for REF from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Monday, November 1, 19934DLibrary dept.Betty JorgensenTaub
Tuesday, December 15, 199245ARing fig.Albert J. KlausMaleska
Thursday, December 3, 199242DUmp's kinJim PageMaleska
Sunday, October 18, 19921DN.H.L. whistlerGrace M. GordonMaleska
Saturday, April 11, 199215DUmp's cousinDorothy ElliottMaleska
Wednesday, February 19, 199223AFootball "zebra"Thomas W. SchierMaleska
Friday, June 21, 19916DGrid arbiterNorma SteinbergMaleska
Tuesday, January 29, 199125AN.B.A. arbiterMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Friday, November 9, 199039ATKO callerKevin BoyleMaleska
Thursday, November 2, 198938DN.F.L. "zebra"Albert J. KlausMaleska
Monday, October 16, 19898DGridiron V.I.P.Albert J. KlausMaleska
Wednesday, February 8, 198940AUmp's kinBernice GordonMaleska
Monday, October 3, 198841AN.B.A. whistlerVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Monday, August 22, 198849AN.B.A. figureJudson G. TrentMaleska
Tuesday, July 12, 19889DN.F.L. officialRobert O. DillmanMaleska
Sunday, June 5, 198869AUmp's relativeJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Tuesday, February 2, 198857DUmp's cousinWhittenMaleska
Sunday, January 17, 198820DUmp's counterpartWarren W. ReichMaleska
Tuesday, December 15, 19878DUmp's cousinWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Saturday, July 18, 19872DUmp's cousinKenneth HaxtonMaleska
Saturday, February 28, 198742AEncy., e.g.William LutwiniakMaleska
Saturday, February 8, 19866DN.B.A. figureSandra BurlingameMaleska
Friday, October 18, 198549DN.B.A. whistlerLouis SabinMaleska
Monday, September 9, 198528ASports arbiter, for shortAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Saturday, July 13, 198570AUmp's kinErnst TheimerMaleska
Sunday, November 25, 1984128DMad. Sq. arbiterBert RosenfieldMaleska
Monday, October 22, 198462AUmp's counterpartGrace FabbroniMaleska
Monday, August 6, 19848DUmp's companion on a gridironArthur W. PalmerMaleska
Monday, February 6, 198442AUmp's relativeNancy McCarthyMaleska
Tuesday, November 15, 198320DZebra controlling Lions and BearsCharles J. MatontiMaleska
Saturday, June 18, 198352AGridiron "zebra"Eugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tuesday, March 8, 198351AUmp's confrereJeanne WilsonMaleska
Monday, February 28, 19839DGrid whistlerBolognese-LoMaleska
Sunday, January 16, 198376AUmp's relativeFrances HansenMaleska
Sunday, October 3, 198273ACourt whistlerCharles BaronMaleska
Monday, June 28, 19828DWhistler on a gridironJonesMaleska
Wednesday, May 5, 198222AN.F.L. whistlerPeter SwiftMaleska
Thursday, April 8, 198253ARelative of an umpKay SullivanMaleska
Sunday, January 31, 198211DCourt whistlerAlfio MicciMaleska
Monday, January 11, 19829DGrid manHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Sunday, December 27, 1981111AWhistler, at timesAnne FoxMaleska
Sunday, December 20, 19811ABowl off.Ruth N. SchultzMaleska
Sunday, June 14, 1981115DBowl whistlerJudith C. DaltonMaleska
Sunday, May 31, 198133AGrid flagthrowerRichard SilvestriMaleska
Sunday, April 12, 198175ARing V.I.P.Elaine D. SchorrMaleska
Wednesday, February 25, 198140AGrid "zebra"William LutwiniakMaleska
Sunday, November 30, 19805DGridiron off.A. J. SantoraMaleska
Monday, July 14, 198025AN.B.A. officialLouis SabinMaleska
Sunday, April 13, 198088AN.B.A. whistlerRichard SilvestriMaleska
Monday, January 7, 19808DSports official, for shortHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Friday, September 28, 197946AN.B.A. whistlerC. J. AngioMaleska
Sunday, July 22, 1979101DWhistler, for shortAlfio MicciMaleska
Saturday, April 21, 197912DGrid "zebra"A. J. SantoraMaleska
Saturday, March 31, 197945AGrid officialWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Saturday, February 24, 197920AGrid officialWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Thursday, February 22, 197956DUmp's counterpartMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Friday, February 9, 197943AGridiron "zebra"William LutwiniakMaleska
Monday, May 22, 197839AUmp's relativeHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Tuesday, August 2, 197743AMan on a court, for shortHugh McElroyMaleska
Wednesday, May 25, 197733DThird man in the ringJordan S. LasherMaleska
Tuesday, April 26, 19776DGridiron V.I.P.Henry HookMaleska
Wednesday, November 24, 197624ATD signalerAnn JenkinsWeng
Sunday, November 21, 197610DKind of book: Abbr.Bert KruseWeng
Saturday, March 20, 19768DArbiterAllan BlackmanWeng
Wednesday, February 11, 197614DUmp's relativeHarriet Gilson RosenbergWeng
Tuesday, February 10, 19769DGrid officialJames A. BrusselWeng
Saturday, November 29, 197540AUmp's relativeJordan S. LasherWeng
Monday, May 26, 197544DArbiter, for shortTap OsbornWeng
Thursday, January 30, 19754DSports official, for shortHal R. HollingerWeng
Saturday, September 7, 197469AGridiron figureWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Thursday, June 6, 19747DArbiter, for shortJim PlacknerWeng
Saturday, May 25, 197443ARing figureBert BeamanWeng
Sunday, March 3, 197463AClinch breakerJim PageWeng
Tuesday, November 13, 19739DArbiter, for shortUnknownWeng
Wednesday, October 31, 197344AThird man in the ringUnknownWeng
Wednesday, April 18, 19739DV.I.P. in sportsUnknownWeng
Thursday, November 16, 19727DUmp's relativeUnknownWeng
Tuesday, August 22, 19728DArbiter, for shortUnknownWeng
Monday, June 5, 19728DSports official: Abbr.UnknownWeng
Thursday, March 30, 19721AArbiter: Abbr.UnknownWeng
Sunday, March 19, 19728DKind of book: Abbr.Herb RisteenWeng
Monday, February 7, 197243AMan in the ringUnknownWeng
Sunday, October 3, 197174AKind of book: Abbr.Alfio MicciWeng
Sunday, May 2, 197116DKind of book: Abbr.Alfio MicciWeng
Sunday, March 21, 197178ARing arbiterJay SpryWeng
Tuesday, August 4, 197049ARing figure: Abbr.UnknownWeng
Tuesday, July 21, 19705DRing manUnknownWeng
Friday, July 17, 197049DMan in the ringUnknownWeng
Thursday, March 13, 196921DMoney back: Abbr.UnknownWeng
Sunday, October 6, 196876AWhistle blowerSidney LambertFarrar
Saturday, May 11, 196827DMan in the ring.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 21, 196856AKind of book: Abbr.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Tuesday, March 26, 196833AUmp's cousin.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, January 9, 19688DKind of book: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, December 7, 196657DType of book: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Friday, June 10, 19667DUmp's relative.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 19, 196563DKind of book: Abbr.Anne FoxFarrar
Saturday, August 7, 196520AType of book: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 20, 196465AUmp's cousin.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sunday, August 30, 196468DRelative of an ump.Anne FoxFarrar
Sunday, May 3, 196431ASeparator of clinchers.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, June 9, 19636DType of church: Abbr.Sidney LambertFarrar
Tuesday, April 2, 196320AType of book: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, December 29, 196249AUmp's colleague.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Tuesday, December 11, 196220AType of book: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, November 4, 196243ARing official: Abbr.Diana SessionsFarrar
Wednesday, April 4, 196250AJudge: Abbr.Michael DubinFarrar
Wednesday, August 9, 19611DSports official: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, July 29, 196135DRing official: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Monday, March 6, 196152AJudge: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, January 29, 19619DUmpire: Abbr.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Friday, October 7, 196038DUmp.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 5, 195968ABoxing official, for short.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Monday, March 18, 195747AJudge of a game: Abbr.Walt ClarkFarrar
Thursday, January 3, 19574DWhistle blower on court.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Friday, December 7, 195623ASport official: Abbr.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Wednesday, June 8, 195556DRelative of an ump.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Monday, March 22, 195425DThird man in the ring.Eugene MaleskaFarrar
Sunday, November 30, 195295ARing official: Abbr.Sam LakeFarrar
Saturday, July 14, 195146APrize-ring arbiter: Colloq.UnknownFarrar