xs16_8o6512koz32 in 10G:

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```
x = 43, y = 32, rule = B3/S23
3bobo$4b2o$4bo6$22b2o$21bobo$23bo2$27bo$26b2o$12b2o12bobo$13b2o$12bo$
28b2o$28bobo$8bo19bo$bo6b2o$b2o4bobo$obo7$41bo$40b2o$40bobo!
```

At T=62 the following 8-cell beehive predecessor occurs, with a lifespan of 74 ticks that is only two less than that of the procrastinator:

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```
x = 4, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
b3o$3bo$3bo$2bo$2o!
```

May13 wrote: ↑April 12th, 2022, 2:56 am

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Edit 2: 10G

xs15_0g8it246z23 (better cleanup):

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```
x = 95, y = 67, rule = B3/S23
91bobo$91b2o$92bo17$2bo$obo$b2o59bo$40bobo18bobo$4b2o35b2o18bobo$3bobo
35bo20bo$5bo3$63bobo$51bo11b2o$52bo11bo$50b3o10$56b3o$37bo18bo$37b2o
13b2o3bo$36bobo12bobo$53bo19$92b3o$92bo$93bo!
```

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Now reduced to 9G; the extra circled southeastbound glider below is caught as a boat-bit in

xs21_32qkg8o0ok8zy065, implying 11G

xs16_0g8jt246z23.

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```
x = 64, y = 71, rule = B3/S23
3bobo$bo5bo2$o2bobo2bo$4b2o$o3bo3bo2$bo5bo$3bobo4$60bobo$60b2o$61bo14$
36bo$36bobo$36b2o2$39b2o$30bo8bobo$28b2o9bo$29b2o2$22bo$23bo8bo$21b3o
6bobo$17bo13b2o$17b2o$16bobo$29b2o$30b2o$29bo23$61b3o$61bo$62bo!
```

Previous record for the xs16 uses a rather complex component:

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```
#C [[ GRID MAXGRIDSIZE 14 THEME Catagolue ]]
#CSYNTH xs16_0g8jt246z23 costs 12 gliders (true).
#CLL state-numbering golly
x = 119, y = 18, rule = B3/S23
71bo$2bo68bobo$obo61bobo4b2o$b2o62b2o$65bo$6bo52bo$6bobo51bo6bo$6b
2o50b3o6bobo$67b2o40b2o$9bo44b2o53b2o$9bobo41bobo62bo$9b2o44bo16b
2o31b3o8b3o$62b2o8bobo32bo7bo$20b3o38bo2bo7bo33bo5b2o2bo$5b3o12bo
39bob3o47bob3o$7bo13bo39bo51bo$6bo55bo51bo$61b2o50b2o!
```

Henceforth, a total of 11 + 49 = 60 still lives are pending reduction for the 16-in-11 target. One year ago the count was

250.

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Filler content: the 5G

carrier tie ship (

xs12_08o653z32) recipe includes a 4-glider bookend-tie-ship length-3 induction coil ancestor, but its very delayed surface formation (even more so than the R-mango/dove precursor in

xs22_xrb079icz3521) can only inspire reduction of

xs26_y3g8o653zxoie032z653 to 8G. This is two directional in a rare antiparallel style.

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```
x = 19, y = 17, rule = B3/S23
11bo$9b2o$10b2o$15bo$13b2o$14b2o$o4bo$obo2bobo$2o3b2o5b2o3b2o$11bobo2b
obo$13bo4bo$3b2o$4b2o$3bo$7b2o$8b2o$7bo!
```

Its cost ties with that of its predecessor:

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```
#C [[ GRID MAXGRIDSIZE 14 THEME Catagolue ]]
#CSYNTH xs21_y2c8a52zg8o6513z11 costs 8 gliders (true).
#CLL state-numbering golly
x = 74, y = 21, rule = B3/S23
73bo$71b2o$72b2o2$25bobo42bo$25b2o41b2o$26bo36bobo3b2o$64b2o$64bo$
6bobo9bo$6b2o9bo$7bo9b3o45bo$64bobo$2bo60bobo$obo60bo$b2o57b2ob2o$
61bo$59bobo$3b3o52bobo$3bo55bo$4bo!
```

A 2-stage 7-glider synthesis component converting half-blockade (

xs8_33w66) to

xs25_660u1le0ehrzy01 based on

this soup
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```
x = 27, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
16b2o$16b2o3$3b2o12b2o$4b2o11b2o$3bo7b3o$11bo$2o10bo$b2o5b2o$o7bobo$8b
o7$25bo$24b2o$24bobo2$8bo$8b2o$7bobo!
```

Previous record:

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```
#C [[ GRID MAXGRIDSIZE 14 THEME Catagolue ]]
#CSYNTH xs25_660u1le0ehrzy01 costs 16 gliders (true).
#CLL state-numbering golly
x = 123, y = 27, rule = B3/S23
14bo$13bo54bo$13b3o50b2o$67b2o2$obo61bo$b2o62bo6b2o43b2o$bo61b3o6b
2o43b2o2$59bobo10b4o41b4o$60b2o9bo4bo39bo4bo$60bo10bobobo40bobobo$
70b2ob2o42b3o2$64b2o51b3o$12b2o49bobo50bo2bo$12bobo50bo50b2o$12bo$
70b3o$26b2o44bo3b2o38bo$10b3o13bobo42bo3b2o39b2o3bo$12bo13bo50bo
37bobo2b2o$11bo108bobo$72b3o7b2o$74bo7bobo32bo$73bo8bo33b2o$116bob
o!
```