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stretch apt-get -u dist-upgrade does not result in sid

I changed sources.list to point only to sid, then apt-get clean, then apt-get update, apt-get -u dist-upgrade. /etc/debian_version and /etc/issue still say I have 9.0. Can held back non-essential packages stonewall a dist-upgrade? mc and mc-lang 4.8.17 have been held back by me manually because 4.8.18 is broken. Is this why I don't seem to have sid?
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