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105 results for REFS

56 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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DateGridClueAuthor
Mon May 28, 201810DOnes whistling while they work?Alex Eaton-Salners
Mon Jul 17, 20173DOfficials crying "Offside" and "Pass interference"Tom McCoy
Mon Jun 5, 201769ASome whistle blowers (3)Paul Coulter
Sun Aug 14, 201682DNotable whistle blowersIan Livengood
Sun Jul 31, 201613DMakes the calls (2)Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
Sat Dec 26, 201526ACalls (4)James Mulhern
Mon Oct 26, 201541DGridiron officialsBruce Haight
Mon Mar 16, 201518DGridiron officials, in briefIan Livengood
Mon Mar 9, 201568AFrequent targets of fan hecklingDebbie Ellerin
Sun Jan 18, 201547DCourt V.I.P.'sJoe Krozel
Mon Dec 30, 201331ABasketball officials, informallyDavid Steinberg
Tue Jul 16, 201311DMakes calls on a basketball courtJoel Fagliano
Fri Dec 9, 201110DHand signal usersPatrick Berry
Tue Nov 29, 201112DOnes dressed in stripes, for shortAimee Lucido
Sun Jul 10, 201144DTKO callers (2)Ben Pall and David Kahn
Thu Mar 24, 20117DZebras (4)Ian Livengood
Sat Sep 4, 201023DCalls (4)Mark Diehl
Thu Jul 8, 201021AUmps (2)John Farmer
Sat Jan 23, 201042ACalls (4)Karen M. Tracey
Thu May 21, 20096DJudges (3)Patrick Blindauer
Tue Apr 21, 200938DFlag tossers, for shortRonald J. and Nancy J. Byron
Tue May 1, 200761DMakes calls (3)Courtenay Crocker and Nancy Salomon
Mon Apr 16, 200740ASports "zebras"Randall J. Hartman
Sun Feb 18, 200724ACalls the shots?David Kwong and Kevan Choset
Tue Jul 5, 200568AMakes calls (3)Beth Hinshaw
Mon Jan 3, 200533AFoul callersGregory E. Paul
Fri Oct 22, 20045DMakes calls (3)Patrick Berry
Sat Jul 10, 200455DPlay directorsBob Peoples
Sun Mar 7, 200457AStripe wearersTyler Hinman
Tue Jan 6, 200427DGridiron "zebras"Kent Lorentzen
Tue Dec 10, 20028DMakes calls on the courtJohn Underwood
Mon Feb 11, 200213DThey keep track of pinsPeter Gordon
Thu Dec 20, 200125DCourt figuresRich Norris
Fri Jun 15, 20014DJudges (3)Manny Nosowsky
Mon Apr 2, 200142AWhistle blowersPeter Gordon
Tue Mar 13, 200137ATKO callers (2)Michael S. Maurer
Sun Feb 25, 200137AZebras (4)Greg Staples
Tue Jan 9, 20011AZebras on the gridironNick Grivas
Tue Dec 26, 20007DEncy. and dict.Gene Newman
Sun Dec 10, 200085ACalls, as a gameRich Norris
Thu Jul 13, 200025DOfficiatesRich Norris
Fri Jan 21, 200051DZebras (4)John Wolting
Sat Dec 18, 19996DThey may stop the fightingNancy Joline
Sun Sep 26, 19995DMakes the calls (2)Randolph Ross
Wed Sep 22, 199957DMakers of callsManny Nosowsky
Sat Jul 24, 199953DSome whistle blowers (3)Rich Norris
Thu Apr 15, 19997DJudges (3)Cathy Millhauser
Thu Jan 21, 199961AN.B.A. personnelRandolph Ross
Thu Jul 30, 19985ASome whistle blowers (3)Rich Norris
Sun Mar 29, 1998111DCalls (4)Robert H. Wolfe
Sun Dec 22, 19962DZebras (4)F. Hansen
Sat Sep 21, 199626DThey're paid to make callsR. H. Burns
Mon Jul 8, 19968DUmps (2)Sidney L. Robbins
Tue Dec 26, 199536DArbitrators, for shortJonathan Schmatzbach
Thu Nov 3, 19946DKO callersCathy Millhauser
Sat Jun 4, 199450DArbiters of playsManny Nosowsky

2 results for REFS from Variety puzzles.

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

47 results for REFS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

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