Indesign is deleting the pages you selected, but if you have text in threaded frames that runs through tose pages yo aren't deleting the text. The pages and frames are removed, but the other pages are relinked and the text flows through the new chain. You need to highlight and delete the text from those pages as a separate step.
Thanks, Peter. I just returned to edit my "problem" and you beat me to it.
Something to do with the extreme hot weather we've been having. Yes, that's it. The heat.
It's a great Stupid Question, though. One that hopefully some newbie will stumble upon and smack his forehead in sudden revelation. If I hadn't been using ID for several years, I'd feel a lot better, though.
Don't feel too bad. We ALL have days where we need to smack ourselves in the head.I still do stupid stuff after using ID for production for the last 8 years.