Wordy Wednesday 486: Section Six 48

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:
Bonnie Veenschoten **
Cathy Bowen **
Karen Spencer **
Michael Lebowitz **
Stephen Potter **
Tyler Hinman **
Kevin Orfield **
Ryan Faley **
Sam Levitin **

PENT WORDS 97 (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 ____ collie
2 Letter before pi
3 Journalist Stahl
4 Grating, as a voice
5 Anklebones
6 “Heart-Shaped Box” band

Ring 2
* ____ and board
* Montalban who played Vincent Ludwig in The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad!
* Most prodigious
* Sterling silver, for one
* “I Am Woman” singer Reddy

Ring 3
* Breed of dairy cattle
* ____ Day (holiday for planting trees)
* Tall wardrobe
* “____ You (And You Alone)” (The Platters song)

Ring 4
* The largest city in Nevada’s Washoe County
* Delirious behavior
* Spanish-speaking neighborhood in the United States

Ring 5
* Off the ground
* Multitude

Ring 6
* Dan who was a regular on 48 Hours

* What's a 7-letter word for "Lawyer Vasquez who gained fame during the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial"?
* Can you feed the hungry foxes?

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