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A fascinating puzzle, with several TIL (Today I Learned) moments. Most notably, the astonishing 30A, Animal whose teeth are the strongest substance in the natural world, SNAIL. For those of us who never even knew that SNAILs had teeth, this was indeed a revelation! Also, the fact that RADIAN is part of the SI (metric system) was also a bit of a stunner. The theme involved standard to metric conversions, so for instance, 16A, "In a Silent Way" trumpeter, [~3:5], KILOMETERSDAVIS (as opposed to MILESDAVIS). Very cute! We liked this puzzle a lot, and give it a 5 squares on the (metric) JAMCR sale.