Interesting that in both the Altman/Henn study and Henry's tests Panatomic-X seemed to do best in D-25 when it came to both acutance and grain (with a reasonably small speed penalty vs D-76).

I'm not too sure about that list of "non-solvent" developers for tabular grained emulsions. T-Max and Ilfotec are solvent developers (Ilfotec more than T-Max). Kodak considers D-76 and XTOL (both solvent) to give the highest sharpness with TMax films, and Ilford considers ID-11 (D-76) at least as sharp as Ilfotec for use with Delta films.

I have to admit I have never taken Crawley's chemistry quite as seriously as many people do. Certainly Anchell and Troop consider him a genius but I don't know...