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remove first column of a space delimited txt

how to remove the first column of a space delimited txt file? there are 12+ columns...
what is the cleanest way? could use awk and print all but the first, but it looks kinda ugly

awk '{print $2" "$3" "$4" "$5" "$6" "$7" "$8" "$9" "$10" "$11" "$12"}' file.txt

whats a better way?
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With cut?

Code:
cut -d\  -f2- file

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