Wordy Wednesday 116: Section Six 11

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:
Giovanni Pagano **
Jack Bross **
M. Sean Molley **
Adam Weaver **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **
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PENT WORDS 23 (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 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, a 6-letter word.

Ring 1
1 Salacious literature
2 Unexpected difficulty
3 Actress Weld
4 Spaghetti ____
5 SpongeBob's pet snail, or a city in Indiana
6 Generally

Ring 2
* The entire human race
* ____ drug
* Bob of Full House
* Canonize
* Type of panel that generates electricity

Ring 3
* Tuck ____ (Natalie Babbitt novel)
* Slow-cooked meat and veggie dish
* Simplicity
* 12 ____ Men (1957 movie)

Ring 4
* Sugary
* "____ Christian" (Night Ranger song)
* So-so

Ring 5
* Filled with enthusiasm
* Painters and sculptors, for example

Ring 6
* Its mascot is a dog named Bullseye

* What's an 8-letter word for "Rhapsody in Blue composer George"?

Until next time, yappy solving!

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