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Wordy Wednesday 126: Section Six 12

WORDY WEDNESDAY #124
THE OMINOUS PENTHOUSE (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 normal version of the puzzle, or here for the easier version of the puzzle. Here's a list of people who solved it:
Edderiofer He **
Giovanni Pagano **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Brian Chen **
Bryce Herdt **
Chris Hendricks *
Ryan Faley *
Yossi Fendel *
yyw **

WORDY WEDNESDAY #125
PENT WORDS 25 (hint)
As of this writing, 9 people have solved last week's puzzle. Haven't solved it yet? Here's an easier version. Send your answers 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 #126
SECTION SIX 12
This puzzle was written for patron M. Sean Molley, who supports me at the $20+ level on Patreon and is therefore entitled to suggest one word or phrase every month for me to incorporate into a puzzle. His September 2016 suggestion is used here.

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, a 6-letter word.
Ring 1
1 Hasbro board game in the same family as pachisi
2 Olympic winner, for example
3 Increase in pay
4 Certain dental concern
5 Made a selection
6 The Truth About Uri Geller author James

Ring 2
* ____ and seizure
* Company behind the arcade game Centipede
* Game whose L-Block won Character Battle VI on GameFAQs
* "Rolling in the Deep" singer
* Near death

Ring 3
* Singer Lovato
* Having the most width
* Abolitionist Tubman
* Lag behind

Ring 4
* Actor John of Three's Company
* A Spool of Blue ____ (Anne Tyler novel)
* Equine headgear

Ring 5
* Worn out
* 1999 Faith Hill song

Ring 6
* Name of a "Big" tunnel boring machine in Seattle or a "Big" fish in Super Mario Bros. 3

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
* What engine part controls the flow of fuel?
* Patron Puzzle #17, which will be delivered exclusively to Patreon supporters ($5 or more per month), is Letter-Changing Appetizers. In this quartet of bite-sized puzzles (a Pent Words, a Word Sandwiches, a Hex Pathfinder, and a crossword), two entries can't seem to agree, and a letter in each such entry needs to be changed to make them fit together. This variety pack will give you minutes upon minutes of fun!

Until next time, yappy solving!

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