Wordy Wednesday 41: Section Six 4

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:
Adam Weaver **
Bo Green *
Bryce Herdt **
Cheryl Chan *
Christian H.P. **
Gavriel Hirsch *
Giovanni Pagano **
Izak Bulten *
Jack Bross **
James McGowan **
John Bulten **
Mark Tilford **
Peter Abide **
Ryan Faley *
Sam Levitin **
Walker Anderson *

PENT WORDS 8 (hint)
14 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!

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 Rubber item on a car wheel, to a Brit
2 Country bordering Argentina and Chile
3 Clip wool from
4 Responsibility
5 Chessman restricted to squares of one color
6 Wrote, as a book

Ring 2
* Ground, for example
* You might use these to listen to your iPod
* More massive
* Pirate's treasure
* Card numbered XIII in a tarot deck

Ring 3
* Their home games are in Turner Field
* Large cut of steak: 2 wds.
* They might be accompanied by tails: 2 wds.
* Worshiper of Krishna, perhaps

Ring 4
* Harshness
* Allen of furniture
* Bush

Ring 5
* A Canadian rock band. . .
* . . . and their song about a feud between
   maples and oaks: 2 wds.

Ring 6
* They show you to your seat

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