With or without the URLs, the pages were still not loading properly. While I could now copy and paste these URLs, as described above, I was hoping for a quicker way to reload and save the web pages. That's when I remembered that I had a MacBook Pro as well as a Mac Pro. I opened my MacBook Pro and went to Safari. As I had enabled iCloud Tabs, I could easily see a list of all the tabs in Safari on my Mac Pro and open them in Safari on my MacBook Pro. The pages all opened correctly! From here, I could re-read or save the pages without any further hassles. Now I could go back to my Mac Pro, close all the tabs and get Safari humming again. Problem solved. If you don't have a second Mac but have an iPad, you can accomplish the same basic feat, although saving webpages will be more work.
So, yes, while Safari retains some irritating glitches, it also has some very helpful features that allow you to work around them.
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