On both MacOS and IOS app, selecting text view for a NY Times article skips the first few paragraphs. This seems to be related to the NYT adding in a pop-up ad several paragraphs down. When comparing the text that NewsBlur supplies and the website version, NewsBlur starts immediately after the pop-up ad. I suspect this has been the case for some time now but I only noticed, and verified, it recently.
Problem no longer occurs probably because the NYT has changed the way they put out adverts.