ST. LO seems like an odd combination of letters to be so popular but here it is again in the Monday, January 21 puzzle (answers) by Andrea Carla Michaels, clued as "Capital of Manche, France." In fact there is a heapin' helping of common crosswordese including EKED, OTT, ADOS, ERIE, RES, and OCALA. The result is a puzzle that would probably be excellent practice for someone just learning the sport. Not only is the puzzle fun, you start that essential vocabulary.
As a look ahead, articles I'm working on include an interesting inside look at British cryptics and, of course, that long-promised Crossword Puzzle Moment essay. Keep your dial set to The JimH Crossword Blog.