well--it sounds like you've given up on it--it is certainly possible. You can also fix those with too much dmin with a post-bleach. You may be interested in how Steiglitz made his lantern slides--post bleaching, toning, etc. He was a REAL perfectionist.
There's a million ways to do it depending only on the creativity of the person doing it--hypo in the developer isn't the only way. That's all I'm saying. They hypo in developer process was optimized for motion picture high speed processing--quite the opposit to slow speed home processing.
Everyone seems to gravitate towards the one solution that "everyone else" is doing and misses the other methods--which may be better or more suited to the application at hand. Free your mind--lose the prejudices, and you shall see that there is ALWAYS more than one way to do something.