Wordy Wednesday 276: Section Six 27

FOXGERYPTICS 14 (answer)
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Bryce Herdt **
Patrick Jordan **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

PENT WORDS 55 (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 Sarcastic attitude
2 Animal in its early stages of development
3 Sell
4 Hold
5 ____ Mutant Ninja Turtles
6 Difficult decision between two choices

Ring 2
* Early morning show on NBC
* National Novel Writing Month's month
* Prayer-ending interjection
* Used a yacht, say
* A type of engineering

Ring 3
* Descend gradually, as an airplane
* A type of drum
* Blade attached to a rifle
* Certain opiate

Ring 4
* Like the graph of y=mx+b
* Bed Bath & ____
* Invented, as a new word or phrase

Ring 5
* Resident of New Delhi, for example
* Horse with a habit of bucking

Ring 6
* Kurt whose death at 27 years old puts him in the so-called "27 Club"

* What's an 11-letter word for "“Magic Carpet Ride” band"?

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