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In many of Louis Moreau Gottshalk's scores, such as "Minuit á Séville", measures 16 - 18 (see below), the fingering is written "x" and not a digit. What does it mean?

I interpret "any", but I'm not sure.

Gottshalk "Minuit á Séville", mm. 16-18

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This is English Fingering.

Seldom used now, you find it in older editions of piano music. The thumb is indicated by either a plus sign (+) or a cross (x) then the other fingers are numbered 1 (index finger) to 4 (pinky).

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