Wordy Wednesday 236: Section Six 23

Here is 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:
Jack Bross **
Tyler Hinman **
Anthony Bailey **
Bryce Herdt **
Michael Avanessian **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

PENT WORDS 47 (hint)
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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 "A ____ by any other name. . ."
2 Mutual ill will
3 Capacity to make one's own decisions
4 Granger of the Harry Potter books
5 Was generous
6 Tremendous appetite

Ring 2
* Trader
* Oman's western neigbor
* Microsoft : Cortana :: Apple : ____
* Interval between the low and hi "do" in a musical scale
* Hair regrowth brand

Ring 3
* Helical pasta
* As ____ on TV
* Goodyear offering, to a Brit
* Texas town in a Doobie Brothers song: 2 wds.

Ring 4
* Lung or kidney, for one
* Capital of the least populous U.S. state
* Grocery ____

Ring 5
* Popular salad dressing
* Ugly thing

Ring 6
* Actor Jim of The Number 23

* On which Tolstoy work does Charlie Brown have to write a book report in Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!?

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