The next two New York Times crosswords have features that will be displayed differently in Across Lite vs. in print/PDF.
The Wednesday puzzle has a visual aspect you can see here in the blank grid. If you’d like the solving experience to be closer to what the constructor envisioned (and free of a long-winded Notepad explanation), you’ll want to get the PDF from the NYT Premium Crosswords page at the appointed time. If you don’t mind convoluted explanations, then carry on with the online version(s).
The print version of the Thursday puzzle is missing clue numbers in some squares that would ordinarily have them. In Across Lite and the applet, there’ll be numbers in those squares, but no clues (the clue field will contain a hyphen instead). So the clue numbers your blogger refers to may or may not match the numbering in the puzzle you do.