S1 was not sufficient; thanks. Before I continue however I have a question about S5: Will that preserve the graphics? Exporting and importing a regular VCF does not include the graphic. And by the way, I am very comfortable with Terminal, VCF, and such, so you're welcome to use short stuff like "delete ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.AddressBookSourceSync". Thanks.
It's solved, using these steps:
- Exported a Contacts Archive *and* a vCard set, just in case.
- Disabled Contact syncing *and* turned off wireless. (When I disabled Contact syncing all contacts became "on my Mac".)
- Deleted all contacts.
- Quit Contacts.
- Delete /Library/Application Support/Address Book.
- Enabled wireless.
- Re-enabled syncing and lanched Contacts.
My fear that iCloud would see my deletions as something it should reflect was unfounded: Contacts started downloaded and once downloaded, syncing stopped.Thanks.