The NYTimes website changed its layout recently. EasyList (the filter list that blocks ads on English-language sites) hasn't caught up yet. According to this post on the EasyList forum, confirmed by us, the following filter hides the empty ad containers in the meantime.
Warning: Custom filters can break websites and may stop working at any time without warning. Use them at your own risk. Please see this article for more information.
- Click the AdBlock button and select Options, then click the CUSTOMIZE tab.
- Click Edit to open the custom filters box.
- Paste the filter below exactly as given.
- Click Save.
- Reload the NYTimes.com page you're trying to view.
Copy this filter:
nytimes.com#?#div:-abp-has(> div > div > div[id^="dfp-ad-"])