Wordy Wednesday 56: Section Six 5

WORDY WEDNESDAY #54
SUDOKUROSSWORD (answer)
It's been two weeks, so time to unveil the answer to this puzzle. If you still wish to solve it yourself, please go here for the puzzle, or here for a hint. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Brian Michalowski **
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Jack Lance **
Peter Abide **
Adam Weaver **
Bo Green *
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten *
John Bulten *
Kou T. **
Mark Tilford **
Michael Madsen **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #55
PENT WORDS 11 (hint)
11 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. Send your solutions to glmathgrant[at]gmail[dot]com within the next week to appear on the solvers list and be recognized for your puzzle prowess. Good luck, solvers!

WORDY WEDNESDAY #56
SECTION SIX 5
This puzzle's grid has six rings and six sections. Each ring contains a series of words placed end to end, reading either clockwise or counterclockwise; all the words in a given ring will read in the same direction. Ring 1 (the outer ring) contains six answers that read clockwise; the starting spaces are numbered in the grid. Clues for the answers in the remaining rings are given in order, but their starting points and direction are for you to determine. The sections (separated by the heavy lines radiating from the center) will help you place the inner rings: in a given section, each ring segment contains all but one of the letters in the next segment outward. In other words, a section's outermost segment contains six letters; the next segment inward contains five of those six letters in some order; and so on, until only one of the original six letters remains.

Arrange the letters in the six starred spaces to form the final answer.

Ring 1
1 First letter of the first 8 verses of Psalm 119, in Hebrew
2 What two rays sharing a vertex form
3 Fire starter, often
4 Rub out
5 Abrupt in an unfriendly manner
6 Type of number FedEx might give you

Ring 2
* Green ____ (sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor)
* Consume heartily, as an alcoholic beverage
* It may be made of pith
* Member of a shapeshifting race in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Ryan Faley, this clue's for you)
* Cobain of Nirvana

Ring 3
* Filling holes, perhaps
* The outer layer of a tooth
* Irritate, perhaps
* Jonny of Hanna-Barbera cartoons

Ring 4
* Famous antivirus brand
* Crouch
* Ancestry

Ring 5
* Website offering walkthroughs and cheats
* Long, bushy fox feature

Ring 6
* A bad reputation, for example

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* A sequel to a certain Wordy Wednesday involving a 9x9 grid and a bunch of numbers. It'll be on time, too!


Until next time, yappy solving!

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