Les has some useful articals posted here - I had great luck with a similar situation using a 2 bath developer. D65 was mixed 3:1 in bath A and 9:1 in bath B (this works with most developers). I put the print in Bath A until the image just bagan to develop and then imediately into Bath B. The weak bath B is kind to the shadows and continues to softly work on the highlights. You can keep the snap of a hard paper and keep the tonal range of a soft paper.