publication date: Tuesday, March 1, 2005 (part of Round XXIV)

category: Hoaxes

clue: Medicine was no big secret to this fruity physician or his patients.

explanation: Barry was a woman who pretended to be a man in order to become a doctor, hinted at by the words "big secret." The word "fruity" hints at her last name. more…

solved by: Amy Austin

trivia: Hoping to stump players in a tiebreaker, Scott deliberately added the words "or his patients" to the clue so that they would guess male doctors.


Similar Goos

Anna Pavlova

This Russian achieved her dream of being one of the greatest ballet dancers through dogged determination. Go »

Renée Cox

Your mother wouldn't recognize this controversy-courting photographer if she sat down to one final dinner with her. Go »

Mira Nair

This Indian filmmaker likes to find the humor in stormy relationships. Go »

Shania Twain

Man! I hope this goo doesn't impress you much. Go »

Estée Lauder

This New Yorker was much more than just another pretty face. Go »

Carmen Miranda

Bananas were this Brazilian bombshell's business. Go »