I agree with this.
I’m assuming that once we have the clocks and loops connected correctly the next step would be to use the arrow / number / word triplets to …do something… . maybe read individual letters?
I’m not sure how to read the letters though. More free associations.
We could read the letters in simple number order they are pointed at 1-10. But then what’s the point of the word pairs?
We could read the letters in number order first, and then it’s pairing. So 1, 6, 2, 9, 3, 4, etc. But…why bother numbering half the clues?
Alphabetizing clues has been seen a couple times in this fragment already. Maybe we run down the words alphabetically? But when what’s the point of the numbers or word pairs?