I guess I wasn't very clear. The negatives I'd developed in D76 have been fine for silver printing, but not working at all for alt printing. I used pyro for the first time - and the neg for my exchange print was in that first batch. I'm much happier with the pyro negs for alt printing, though I haven't tried them as silver gelatin contact prints yet.
I'm glad it got to you before Christmas. Many happinesses!