7×9 eater

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7×9 eater
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Pattern type Eater
Number of cells 27
Bounding box 7×9
Discovered by Unknown
Year of discovery Unknown

The 7×9 eater is a high-clearance eater 5 variant that can suppress passing gliders in tight spaces, such as on the inside corner of an R64 Herschel conduit. Like the eater 5 and sidesnagger, the 7×9 eater is able to eat gliders coming from two directions, though this ability is not commonly used.

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