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257 results for REF

135 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
See the dictionary definition for REF.

DateGridClueAuthor
Mon Sep 10, 20189DWearer of stripes on a court, informallyJacob Stulberg
Mon Jul 30, 20185DOfficial with a whistle, informallyGary Cee
Sun Jun 24, 201848DSports arbiterTimothy Polin
Fri May 4, 201853ANot a team playerMichael Hawkins
Wed Nov 15, 20171DTKO caller (2)Steven E. Atwood
Tue Nov 14, 201764DOne crying foul?Jerry Miccolis and Jeff Chen
Sun Oct 22, 201779ACall, as a game (4)Tracy Gray
Thu Aug 31, 201734DCertain whistle blowerZachary Spitz
Thu Mar 9, 201723ASports monitor, for shortJeremy Newton
Mon Feb 13, 201732DB-ball official (3)Brent Sverdloff and Michael Blake
Mon Feb 6, 201713DCoin flipper at the Super Bowl, informallyAndy Hinz
Mon Dec 5, 201657ASoccer official, for shortNed White
Wed Jun 15, 201639DRed card issuer, for shortJason Flinn
Mon Apr 4, 201639ARed or yellow card issuerDavid Kwong
Sun Feb 21, 201685DFlag thrower (2)Patrick Berry
Sat Feb 20, 201641ARuling body?James Mulhern
Wed Nov 11, 201525DZebra at a Lions game, sayDavid Steinberg
Sun Nov 8, 201598AOne calling the shots, for short?Tracy Gray
Thu Oct 8, 201563DOne calling the shots?Stu Ockman
Sun Feb 22, 201552AFlagman?Patrick Berry
Tue Feb 3, 201541DOne counting to 10, maybeJoe Krozel
Sun Oct 12, 201481AGame warden?Pawel Fludzinski
Sun Sep 14, 201436DCall (4)Tony Orbach and Patrick Blindauer
Sun Mar 16, 20148DShot callerJeremy Newton
Thu Jan 16, 201422ABartlett's, e.g.Elizabeth A. Long
Sun Dec 22, 201333AMake calls (3)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Nov 25, 201321DHoops official (2)Kevin G. Der
Sun Sep 22, 201336DPlay watcherMike Selinker
Fri Aug 9, 201326APlay critic?Patrick Berry
Mon Jul 29, 201322DBoxing officialAndrea Carla Michaels
Thu Jul 4, 20139DWhistle blower (7)Barry Franklin and Sara Kaplan
Mon May 27, 201319DWrestling official, brieflyDoug Peterson
Sun Mar 31, 201350DGridiron figureCaleb Madison
Mon Dec 3, 201246AOfficiate a football game, informallyAndrea Carla Michaels
Thu Oct 4, 20126DDict., e.g. (2)Bill Thompson
Tue Oct 2, 20121DOne who knows what it means to travelEthan Cooper
Wed Aug 29, 201231ACall a gameTony Orbach
Fri Jul 13, 201255DTarget of fans' scornJim Horne and Jeff Chen
Thu Jul 5, 201260DZebra (4)Ian Livengood
Sun Apr 15, 201299DInterference detector?Kevin G. Der
Thu Apr 5, 201251DMake some callsElizabeth C. Gorski
Wed Feb 22, 201241DZebra (4)Karen Young Bonin
Fri Feb 10, 201240AClock stopper, at timesBarry C. Silk and Brad Wilber
Thu Aug 18, 201138ACall, in a way (2)Kevan Choset
Fri Jul 29, 201147AMaker of callsPaula Gamache
Sat Apr 16, 201148ARuling officialRobert H. Wolfe
Sat Apr 2, 201135DO.E.D., e.g.Mark Diehl
Mon Feb 28, 20119DOfficial in a striped shirtMike Buckley
Fri Nov 12, 201055AExpert on playsBarry C. Silk
Tue Jun 15, 20109DWhistle blower, in briefJill Winslow
Sun Jan 31, 201010DCall, as a game (4)Tony Orbach and Andrea Carla Michaels
Wed Dec 16, 200937DFoul caller (3)David J. Kahn
Thu Dec 3, 200952ACall (4)Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Mon Sep 28, 200937AB-ball official (3)Lynn Lempel
Mon Aug 17, 200960AOfficial with a whistleMike Buckley
Mon Aug 10, 200923AN.B.A. official (2)Paula Gamache
Thu Jul 30, 200959AWhistle blower (7)Ashish Vengsarkar
Sun May 10, 200996AOne who works while others play?Patrick Berry
Mon May 4, 200910DFight adjudicator, for shortMark Milhet
Sun Apr 5, 20095DZebra (4)Charles Deber
Fri Sep 5, 20084DFairness determinerKevin G. Der
Sun Dec 9, 200756APlay analyzer (2)Patrick Blindauer
Tue Oct 9, 200742DHoops official (2)Timothy Powell
Tue May 15, 200724AOfficial, informallyJohn Halverson
Mon Apr 9, 200710DUmp (5)J. K. Hummel
Wed Nov 8, 200658DWhistler, at timesLee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Sun Oct 1, 20066DCall (4)Ashish Vengsarkar
Wed Aug 2, 200629DCall the shots?Harvey Estes
Wed Jul 19, 200652ADict., e.g. (2)Alison Donald
Sun Mar 19, 200666AOne making callsMichael Shteyman
Thu Feb 23, 200647ACall, as a game (4)Todd McClary
Mon Oct 31, 200534AWhistle-blower on a courtJim Hyres
Sun Sep 25, 200561ATKO caller (2)Matt Skoczen
Tue Aug 30, 200524AWhistle blower (7)Leonard Williams
Mon Aug 22, 200564AB-ball official (3)Lynn Lempel
Thu May 26, 200535AFight stopper, at timesDavid J. Kahn
Mon Apr 4, 200553APerson in a zebra-striped shirt, informallyChristina Houlihan Kelly
Sun Mar 27, 200564DOne whistling at athletesCon Pederson
Thu Jan 27, 20058DRing figureJim Hyres
Sun Nov 21, 200413DOfficiate, brieflyKumar Balani
Mon Oct 25, 200410DUmp (5)Kurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
Sat Jul 3, 200458DMake calls (3)Eric Berlin
Sun May 9, 200496DWhistle blower, for shortCharles M. Deber
Sat Jan 3, 200439AExpert on the rulesJames M. and James C. Jenista
Thu Dec 11, 20037DRing figure, familiarlyEd Early
Tue Dec 9, 200313DOfficiate (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Sun Nov 16, 200310DOne who may O.K. a KOCathy Millhauser
Mon Aug 25, 200360AWhistle-blower? (7)Craig Kasper
Mon May 26, 20035DGridiron official, for short (2)Lynn Lempel
Wed Apr 23, 200310ASports "zebra"Gilbert H. Ludwig
Wed Apr 16, 20039DCall, as a game (4)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sun Mar 30, 20036DMake the calls (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Wed Sep 25, 20027DWhistle-blower (7)Tyler Hinman
Sun Jun 23, 200293DCoin flipperEric Berlin
Sun Jun 16, 200281DWhistle-blower (7)Manny Nosowsky
Tue Dec 4, 200132APenalty declarerMichael Shteyman
Mon Nov 12, 200145AGridiron official, for short (2)Janice M. Putney
Thu Nov 1, 20011ARing leader? (2)Rich Norris
Sun Sep 9, 200176DOne who cries foul? (2)Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Sun Aug 19, 200176DCall (4)David J. Kahn
Sun Jun 24, 2001112DZebra (4)Randolph Ross
Sat Jun 23, 200124DWebster's or Bartlett'sDavid J. Kahn
Thu Jun 21, 20015DOfficialPeter Abide
Mon May 14, 200138DStriped shirt wearer (2)Gregory E. Paul
Mon Apr 16, 20018DStriped officialPeter Gordon
Fri Jan 12, 200150AMake calls (3)Mark Diehl
Fri Nov 10, 200034AField marshal?Bob Klahn
Sun Sep 10, 200037APlay analyzer (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Thu Aug 24, 200039AOne with a match?David J. Kahn
Fri Jul 28, 200046AFight figureHarvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Tue Jul 11, 20005DWhistle blower (7)Nick Grivas and Nancy Salomon
Thu Jun 29, 200036DFoul caller (3)Robert H. Wolfe
Sun Mar 12, 200015DOne who cries foul? (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Wed Dec 29, 19992DPerson who whistlesRobert O. Dillman
Wed Nov 17, 199946AFlag thrower (2)Fred Piscop
Thu Jul 29, 199930DOne in a corner?David J. Kahn
Wed Jun 23, 199929DStriped shirt wearer (2)Alan Olschwang
Tue Jun 15, 199952AUmp (5)Stephanie Spadaccini
Mon May 4, 199849DGame officialHugh Davis
Thu Jan 22, 19984DMake the calls (2)Patrick Jordan
Sun Oct 12, 19979DCall, in a way (2)Nancy Salomon
Mon Sep 29, 199739DThird man in the ringRandy Sowell
Mon Oct 28, 19967DN.B.A. official (2)R. Norris
Mon Jul 1, 199649DUmp (5)S. Spadaccini
Sun May 19, 199613DOfficiate (2)C.M. Deber
Thu Feb 22, 19969DRing officialC. Deodene
Fri Nov 17, 199543A1994 Judy Davis film, with "The"Fran & Lou Sabin
Mon Nov 6, 19954DUmp (5)Roger H. Courtney
Thu May 11, 199551AOne in the middle of a fightWayne Robert Williams
Sat Jul 23, 199432DThird man in a ringRandolph Ross
Wed Apr 20, 199432DPerson in stripesWalter Webb
Mon Mar 7, 19949DRing leader? (2)Alex K. Justin
Sun Feb 6, 199449APerson with a whistleArthur S. Verdesca
Sun Jan 2, 1994112AOne who wears stripesBrian G. Tyler
Tue Dec 7, 19939DFoul caller (3)Eric Albert

2 results for REF from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Apr 28, 2013diagramless49DZebraFred Piscop
Nov 1, 1998diagramless34DWrestling V.I.P.Frank Longo

120 results for REF from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

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