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Following this post, I have attempted to remove the natural indent for enumerate/itemize. To my dismay, it's not entirely removing the indent. How do I fix this? The following is a minimal working example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage[margin=1.20in,showframe=true]{geometry}

\begin{document}

\noindent\textbf{\large Problem 1}
\begin{enumerate}[leftmargin=*,label=(\alph*)]
\item 
\item 
\item 
\end{enumerate}

\end{document}

It produces the following:

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    With \alph* you get a width for accommodating (m). – egreg Apr 10 '16 at 22:41
  • Aha! That is quite unfortunate... Any work-arounds? – user217285 Apr 10 '16 at 22:42
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    Add align=left – egreg Apr 10 '16 at 22:44
  • Thank you very much; your contributions to this site are phenomenal! – user217285 Apr 10 '16 at 22:46
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Use the wide option of enumitem. This way the lavbels will be left-aligned along the left margin of text (which is different of left margin of the list):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage[margin=1.20in,showframe=true]{geometry}

\begin{document}

\noindent\textbf{\large Problem 1}
\begin{enumerate}[wide = 0pt, leftmargin=*,label=(\alph*), start = 12]
\item Test text test text test text test text test text text test text test text test text test text text test text test text test text test text text test text.
\item Another tongue twister. Another tongue twister. Another tongue twister. Another tongue twister.
\item
\end{enumerate}

\end{document} 

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The \alph* enumeration labels set a width that's enough for accommodating “m”, the widest letter.

You can solve simply the issue by adding align=left:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage[margin=1.20in,showframe=true]{geometry}

\begin{document}

\noindent\textbf{\large Problem 1}
\begin{enumerate}[leftmargin=*,label=(\alph*),align=left]
\item Prove that $1+1=2$
\item Prove that $1=0$
\item Conclude that $1=2$
\end{enumerate}

\end{document}

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