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This puzzle is part of the Monthly Topic Challenge #8: Cellular Automata.


Life is like connecting dots...

ACE BTS GKH HE
I II ING LOAF
ME MOON POND PV
QR ROT TUB US

Can you identify the themes? Here is a hint:

One theme is related to Dotsies and the MTC theme.
Another theme is related to Dotsies but not the MTC theme.
The third theme is related to the MTC but not Dotsies.
The last theme is neither Dotsies nor MTC.

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Related to the MTC but not Dotsies

Names of Game of Life still-life patterns

POND, TUB, LOAF, BTS

Related to Dotsies but not the MTC theme

The dots of the words when written in Dotsies each have a diagonally opposite pair.
E.g. [2,1]=[W-1,H]

ACE, ROT, MOON, PV
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Related to Dotsies and the MTC theme

Dotsie words that form a still-life in GOL.

GKH, II, QR, ING
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Neither Dotsies nor MTC

Personal Pronouns

I, ME, HE, US

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