I just added a feature to NYT Explorer which lets you use additional refinement categories (technical term: facets). The newly available facets are:
- NYT “Desk”
- Publication month
- Publication year
There are other facets available too, but the ones up there now are the most user friendly. (Perhaps I should provide an “advanced” mode which would show you all of them, even the unfriendly ones.)
To choose which facets you see, hover over the “Refine your search” area—a “Customize” link will appear in the upper right hand corner.
Enjoy! Any feedback is appreciated.