White Cross Cursor

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I have Win 10, Home & Student 2016 Version 2103.

I'm a skill level perhaps 4/10.

White cross cursor driving me crazy - cannot seem to get rid of it and edit cells, etc. Outside of the Excel sheet my normal arrow cursor works just fine. Back onto a workbook sheet and the white square cross appears and I am unable to function and edit cells, etc (quite unsure what this icon is and why it appeared suddenly. Have tried Googling - nothing that I understand but it looks like LOTS AND LOTS of users have the same problem with no helpful suggestions that seem to work.

Apologies for not explaining more fluently - used to work just fine until that darned cross appeared effectively blocking my ability to use the Excel.    

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I'm having the same problem on a new Macbook Pro 16" (2021). Please help!
I have 13 pages of data to enter in small boxes, and the hite cross covers the space where I need to type consistently!