QOD: ~ Demetri Martin
Today’s Theme: TU Much. The first word of each theme answer begins with the letters TU. I’ll start with the unifier:
52-Down. Words of reproach, and a hint to how the four longest puzzle answers are formed = ET TU. Words of reproach, because Et Tu, were supposedly the last words said by Julius Caesar to his good friend, Brute. And the TU because each theme clue began with these letters.
17. Quarry for Henry VIII’s cat? = TUDOR MOUSE. The common phrase is Dormouse. Henry VIII was from the house of Tudor.
26. Dutch exporter’s forte? = TULIP SERVICE. The common phrase is Lip Service.
44. New Orleans campus sign during spring break? = TULANE CLOSED. The common phrase is Lane Closed.
60. Garb for a private pupil? = TUTEE SHIRT. The common phrase is Tee Shirt.