Wordy Wednesday 406: Section Six 40

WORDY WEDNESDAY #404 (title)
Here is the title to this puzzle. If you still wish to find it yourself, please go here for the solution to the puzzle, or here for a hint. Here's a list of people who found the title:
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Leo Termin **
Stephen Potter **
Jason Boomer **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
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PENT WORDS 81 (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 Item on a bathroom rack
2 The first US space station
3 Show up
4 "____ Waltz" (song associated with Harry Truman)
5 Pillboxes and such
6 Grain harvesting machine
Ring 2
* Emcee
* Regained consciousness: 2 wds.
* Air Jordan maker
* Japanese hiragana and katakana, for two
* Computer infection

Ring 3
* Item you might strike
* Amadeo of Brazilian firearms fame
* Spoken
* Abbott and Costello Meet the ____ Kops (1955 film)
Ring 4
* Become dry and wrinkled
* Fruits ____ (manga)
* Make into a law

Ring 5
* Melbourne missy
* ____ Falls, New York (site of the first women's rights convention)

Ring 6
* Napoleon at Saint ____ (solitaire card game also known as Forty Thieves)

* A puzzle that is too short!
* What's a 6-letter word for "On Photography essayist Susan"?

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