Visual Description: Grandfather clock giveaway.
KOICOE = COOKIE, GNINEE = ENGINE, RONPEV = PROVEN, FUNGLE = ENGULF, HGLNET = LENGTH, SDOTEM = MODEST — Giving us: KIEIEPROENLENTMST
Clue/Question: He gave them the handmade clock at that moment because there was – – –
Pre-Answer: Four Words – (2-letters) (4-letters) (4-letters) THE (7-letters)
Answer: NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT
(Very nice. No new clue words, but all of the jumbles came up as new. Very impressive answer letter layout. I don’t think it gave anything away. The cartoon was modestly festive, with the bow on the clock and the wife’s Christmas sweater. Be well and do good, friends. Happy Holidays to all!) — YUR