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104 results for REFS

55 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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Monday, July 17, 20173DOfficials crying "Offside" and "Pass interference"Tom McCoy
Monday, June 5, 201769ASome whistle blowers (3)Paul Coulter
Sunday, August 14, 201682DNotable whistle blowersIan Livengood
Sunday, July 31, 201613DMakes the calls (2)Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
Saturday, December 26, 201526ACalls (4)James Mulhern
Monday, October 26, 201541DGridiron officialsBruce Haight
Monday, March 16, 201518DGridiron officials, in briefIan Livengood
Monday, March 9, 201568AFrequent targets of fan hecklingDebbie Ellerin
Sunday, January 18, 201547DCourt V.I.P.'sJoe Krozel
Monday, December 30, 201331ABasketball officials, informallyDavid Steinberg
Tuesday, July 16, 201311DMakes calls on a basketball courtJoel Fagliano
Friday, December 9, 201110DHand signal usersPatrick Berry
Tuesday, November 29, 201112DOnes dressed in stripes, for shortAimee Lucido
Sunday, July 10, 201144DTKO callers (2)Ben Pall and David Kahn
Thursday, March 24, 20117DZebras (4)Ian Livengood
Saturday, September 4, 201023DCalls (4)Mark Diehl
Thursday, July 8, 201021AUmps (2)John Farmer
Saturday, January 23, 201042ACalls (4)Karen M. Tracey
Thursday, May 21, 20096DJudges (3)Patrick Blindauer
Tuesday, April 21, 200938DFlag tossers, for shortRonald J. and Nancy J. Byron
Tuesday, May 1, 200761DMakes calls (3)Courtenay Crocker and Nancy Salomon
Monday, April 16, 200740ASports "zebras"Randall J. Hartman
Sunday, February 18, 200724ACalls the shots?David Kwong and Kevan Choset
Tuesday, July 5, 200568AMakes calls (3)Beth Hinshaw
Monday, January 3, 200533AFoul callersGregory E. Paul
Friday, October 22, 20045DMakes calls (3)Patrick Berry
Saturday, July 10, 200455DPlay directorsBob Peoples
Sunday, March 7, 200457AStripe wearersTyler Hinman
Tuesday, January 6, 200427DGridiron "zebras"Kent Lorentzen
Tuesday, December 10, 20028DMakes calls on the courtJohn Underwood
Monday, February 11, 200213DThey keep track of pinsPeter Gordon
Thursday, December 20, 200125DCourt figuresRich Norris
Friday, June 15, 20014DJudges (3)Manny Nosowsky
Monday, April 2, 200142AWhistle blowersPeter Gordon
Tuesday, March 13, 200137ATKO callers (2)Michael S. Maurer
Sunday, February 25, 200137AZebras (4)Greg Staples
Tuesday, January 9, 20011AZebras on the gridironNick Grivas
Tuesday, December 26, 20007DEncy. and dict.Gene Newman
Sunday, December 10, 200085ACalls, as a gameRich Norris
Thursday, July 13, 200025DOfficiatesRich Norris
Friday, January 21, 200051DZebras (4)John Wolting
Saturday, December 18, 19996DThey may stop the fightingNancy Joline
Sunday, September 26, 19995DMakes the calls (2)Randolph Ross
Wednesday, September 22, 199957DMakers of callsManny Nosowsky
Saturday, July 24, 199953DSome whistle blowers (3)Rich Norris
Thursday, April 15, 19997DJudges (3)Cathy Millhauser
Thursday, January 21, 199961AN.B.A. personnelRandolph Ross
Thursday, July 30, 19985ASome whistle blowers (3)Rich Norris
Sunday, March 29, 1998111DCalls (4)Robert H. Wolfe
Sunday, December 22, 19962DZebras (4)F. Hansen
Saturday, September 21, 199626DThey're paid to make callsR. H. Burns
Monday, July 8, 19968DUmps (2)Sidney L. Robbins
Tuesday, December 26, 199536DArbitrators, for shortJonathan Schmatzbach
Thursday, November 3, 19946DKO callersCathy Millhauser
Saturday, June 4, 199450DArbiters of playsManny Nosowsky

2 results for REFS from Variety puzzles.

May 22, 2005diagramless15DUmpsBrendan Emmett Quigley
May 26, 2002diagramless38ACourt whistle-blowersFrank Longo

47 results for REFS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Monday, February 15, 19931DUmps' cousinsAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Friday, October 23, 199241AN.B.A. rulersTimothy S. LewisMaleska
Tuesday, October 8, 199133AN.B.A. whistle blowersStanley GlassMaleska
Saturday, March 9, 199156AThey penalize N.F.L.ersDaniel GirardiMaleska
Monday, February 18, 199162AUmps' cousinsArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Sunday, November 18, 199065DN.F.L. "zebras"Edward MarcheseMaleska
Thursday, October 4, 199027DN.B.A. officialsWilliam CanineMaleska
Monday, September 11, 198961DSports officials, for shortAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Thursday, June 15, 19897DZebras of the N.F.L.Louis SabinMaleska
Tuesday, March 15, 198840AN.F.L. employeesPeter SwiftMaleska
Saturday, January 30, 19887DArena arbiters, for shortBernard MerenMaleska
Sunday, December 27, 198753DUmps' kinVictoria Black and Alex F. BlackMaleska
Tuesday, December 8, 198760AGrid figuresPeter SwiftMaleska
Wednesday, July 29, 19874DGridiron V.I.P.'sPeter SwiftMaleska
Monday, June 15, 19871DRing V.I.P.'sJames E. Hinish, Jr.Maleska
Tuesday, January 29, 198550DRose Bowl "zebras"Joel D. LafargueMaleska
Friday, January 11, 198529DCourt whistlersBrett A. BlaylockMaleska
Friday, September 7, 19847DUmps' associatesDwyerMaleska
Saturday, December 11, 198269AMen in stripesWilliam CanineMaleska
Wednesday, June 16, 198212DStriped whistlersChristy RidleyMaleska
Saturday, March 13, 19829DGrid "zebras"William LutwiniakMaleska
Friday, October 23, 198110AWhistlers on courtsRabinowitzMaleska
Thursday, May 21, 198129DKin of umpsC. J. AngioMaleska
Monday, January 26, 198137DThey whistle while they workSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wednesday, August 1, 197922AUmps' kinEli WesoffMaleska
Sunday, July 16, 197848A"Zebras" on a gridironMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Friday, May 21, 19768DGrid officialsSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Saturday, June 28, 197517DRing men, for shortHarriet Gilson RosenbergWeng
Monday, June 11, 197310ASports figuresUnknownWeng
Monday, December 6, 19711DEncyc. and dict.UnknownWeng
Thursday, May 27, 19711DGame officials: Abbr.UnknownWeng
Sunday, January 10, 197129AUmps' companionsBetty LearyWeng
Wednesday, August 13, 196950ARing arbiters: Abbr.UnknownWeng
Thursday, May 22, 196954DSports officials: Abbr.Arthur BennettWeng
Sunday, December 15, 196842AArena men: Abbr.Diana SessionsFarrar
Friday, March 1, 196833DGame officials: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Friday, May 26, 196759ASports men: Abbr.George LaczkoFarrar
Sunday, April 30, 196720DMen of the boxing ring.Arnold MossFarrar
Wednesday, August 10, 19605DSports officials: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, May 7, 196040DItems in footnotes: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Friday, August 15, 19583DRing officials: Abbr.Sidney LambertFarrar
Tuesday, September 24, 195758DMen of decision: Abbr.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Monday, August 19, 195724ARing officials: Colloq.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wednesday, February 27, 19578DMen of decision: Abbr.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Tuesday, October 23, 195637DRelatives of umps.Peter L. Tea, Jr.Farrar
Sunday, March 7, 19549DArbiters: Abbr.Harold T. BersFarrar
Wednesday, August 26, 195321DRelatives of umps.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar