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Perpetrator of a dark deed (7)


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'perpetrator of a dark deed' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being singular nouns.
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(Other definitions for burglar that I've seen before include "Thief (entering building)" , "One enters a building in order to steal" , "One breaking in" , "House robber" , "He takes" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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