The reason they clear better is that the developer is also a clearing bath, and a hot clearing bath is better then a room temperature clearing bath.

I see this as another benefit of pulling the print out of the PO faster, though, because I don't want the PO fouled up with FO and pt/pd salts, so the quicker it comes out, the less the PO loads up with that stuff. It does mean a little more effort on the clearing bath end however, to ensure complete clearing.

Once the moon aligns properly, you'll be back to making great prints again.