Wordy Wednesday 66: Section Six 6

CHESS WORDS 2 (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:
Christian H.P. *
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
Mark Tilford **
Adam Weaver **
Bryce Herdt **
Izak Bulten **
John Bulten *
Jack Lance **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
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PENT WORDS 13 (hint)
10 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 State where Tempe (home of patron Daren Crevan) is located
2 Ravine formed by water erosion
3 Capital of the Bahamas
4 It merged with Mobil
5 ABC drama set in Tennessee
6 Dry

Ring 2
* It keeps your car from going off the road
* They may be illegal
* The Piltdown Man, for one
* A type of harassment
* A synthetic material, or a fashion magazine

Ring 3
* Pretty sneaky way to win Connect Four
* Many an Android device
* Sandbar
* Goneril's father

Ring 4
* A bobcat, for example
* Item in a beachcomber's collection
* Toothless, for one

Ring 5
* Breathed out
* Torture

Ring 6
* Super Mario ____ (2007 video game)

* What's a six-letter word for "City that hosted the Summer Olympic Games three times"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

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