February 2016 Puzzle Solution

The answer to each bolded clue is either the largest/tallest member of its category or the smallest such member. For each such answer, take the letter in the largest or smallest rectangle. In row order, these are:

[A]LASKA
STIRRU[P]
EVERES[T]
BURJKH[A]LIFA
FAIRYF[L]Y
GIRAFF[E]
VATI[C]ANCITY

This spells out APT ALEC; the Alec that is most apt for this puzzle dealing in record sizes is GUINNESS.

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