Yes, I tried my strategy that I used on the B set on the A set (only once so far). I was pleased with the results, and although it won't be super quick, I think I will be able to complete this raid for very little coin.
Non-Reaper targets - 61, 63, 64, 65: The SW/Pred combo for getting the targets to prep themselves continued to work, with 1 - 5 tries needed. The 65 was trickiest to prep - on my first try I gave up and used subs on the Dracs, then a NC fleet on the Mothership. On my second try I got the Dracs to kill off the Mothership, so my subs took care of the rest with no damage. On the 64 with the Typhoon, the drones wouldn't spot my sub, so they drove in circles in the center with everything else. Once I had picked off all the ships except the Typhoon and the Drones (the Typhoon did spot my subs outside my torpedo range), I sent my 1 ED Vanguard 2 Hellstrike fleet and took out the Typhoon with less than 1 hour of repair.
Reaper target 62: The Siege Missile MCX / Sonar BC combo worked well here too - slightly less than 2 hrs repair on my first try. Some other people report good success using just Cat Drive Subs.
and just for reference:
Throwaway "Prep" Fleet:
Cat Drive Spectre Fleet:
MCX/BC Sonar Fleet:
This takes some skill and practice. Luckily your subs don't have to be fully repaired to give it another try (just repair them to 1% if you need practice), and remember to kill off your flagship on your sub fleet before entering a target...
Good luck and try not to hate on Kix too much - it's nonproductive and unhealthy.