The word STRIDER has appeared in at least 14 clues on different crosswords.

STRIDER definition(s):

• One who strides.

• a person who walks rapidly with long steps; "he was such a strider that she couldn't keep up without running"

• An insect called the water strider.

"""The Lord of the Rings"" character"
"Aragorn, by another name"
Long-legged bug
One proceeding confidently
One who walks purposefully
Quick mover
Robust walker
"Rozovsky play, based on a Tolstoy story"
"Tolstoy work subtitled ""The Story of a Horse"""
Vigorous walker
Walker with a purpose
Water ___ (bug that travels on pond surfaces)
Water ___ (long-legged bug)
"Water ___, long-legged bug."