Wordy Wednesday 446: Section Six 44

WORDY WEDNESDAY #443
BUILD YOUR OWN PUZZLE (answer)
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Stephen Potter **
Tyler Hinman **
Damon French **
John Bulten **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley *

WORDY WEDNESDAY #444
DIVIDED INTO COLUMNS 9 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #445
PENT WORDS 89 (hint)
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WORDY WEDNESDAY #446
SECTION SIX 44
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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 System in which you must dot your I’s twice?: 2 wds.
2 O’Neil of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
3 Tinker ____ Soldier Spy
4 Underground periodical
5 A construction worker wears one: 2 wds.
6 Pull

Ring 2
* Fastball with sideways spin
* Bike with an engine
* Alliance
* Monitor ____
* Rehabilitate from a disease

Ring 3
* Pull
* Gem carved in relief
* American Revolutionary War foe
* Absolutely exalted

Ring 4
* Absolutely exalt
* Ketchup entrepreneur Henry John ____
* Recent arrival

Ring 5
* Repudiation
* Life, for one

Ring 6
* One of 44 used during a Hanukkah celebration

COMING NEXT WEEK. . .
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