It’s not possible.
Moving (stepping) only horizontally or vertically
(never moving diagonally or jumping over squares),
successive steps are always on squares of alternate colors.
For example, in your first illustration, the first step is blue,
the second is pink, the third is blue again, and so on.
In general, the odd-numbered steps are blue
and the even-...
Here's some other words that should get you free ice cream:
The answer lies within
Words with no two:
Words with a two:
Now the only question I have is what kind of training the cashiers go through to figure these out.
I’m thinking this is wrong, because there are some words that break the pattern, but could it be that
So a word that could get you ice cream is
I have no idea if this has anything to do with anything, but
So could I have a scoop of
This puzzle doesn't seem to be reasonably solvable without the hints (unless I'm missing some clues hidden in the letter, perhaps). Hint 3 contains vital information which I didn't see anywhere else. Anyway, the solution is
The final card is
The first column has
The second column has
So the third column should have
Also, I believe the emphasis in the hint refers to
However, I tried and none of the ways i could think to do this resulted in the same number.