Knot Mosaics for the 88 Knot

For many knots, the tile number and/or crossing number cannot be realized when the mosaic number is realized.

The mosaic of the 88 knot given in the table has the mosaic number and tile number realized, but the crossing number of this knot cannot be realized with only 22 non-blank tiles. The crossing number is first realized on a 6-mosaic with 24 non-blank tiles. Below are the relevant mosaics.

88 with mosaic and tile numbers realized
88 with crossing number realized

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Heap, A.; Knowles, D. Space-Efficient Knot Mosaics for Prime Knots with Mosaic Number 6; Involve 2019, 12.
Heap, A.; Baldwin, D.; Canning, J.; Vinal, G. Knot Mosaics For Prime Knots with Crossing Number 10 or Less; in preparation.
Lee, H.; Ludwig, L.; Paat, J.; Peiffer, A. Knot Mosaic Tabulation; Involve 2018, 11.

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