D72 (Dektol) can be used as well, it's generally not realised (or remembered) that it is in fact a Film developer with Universal properties, it gives quite high contrasts. At one time Kodak marketed D72/Dektol as a Film developer then also as a paper developer in the US but it was a few decades before Kodak Ltd in the UK began selling it as a paper developer in place of D163.
From Kodak Ltd, Kodak Chemicals and Formulae, 1949, US Eastman Kodak publications (same era) recommend it as a film & plate developer and also as a print developer.
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