Currently, the New York Times allows 20 free article views per month, but from April this will reduce to 10. You have to pay for more, though there is a special offer of $5 for 12 weeks. So if you were planning a small splurge, sooner may be better than later.

Like many early newspapers, it reprinted reports from other papers worldwide and so is of wider interest than its title might lead you to think.

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