Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling doesn’t tweet an awful lot but, when she does, fans pay attention.
“Very busy at the moment working on a novel, tweaking a screenplay and being involved in @lumos campaigns,” Rowling tweeted to her 3.75 million fans on Twitter Sunday. “Back when I’ve finished something!”
It was Rowling’s first open tweet for a couple of weeks, and accordingly it triggered a high level of engagement. After one user told Rowling that whenever she tweets it causes her to “stop what ever I’m doing and analyze it for an hour”, Rowling replied:
“See, now I’m tempted to post a riddle or an anagram. Must resist temptation… must work…”
It seems like the temptation proved too much, as Rowling then sent this tweet.
Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won’t tolerate this nonsense.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 6, 2014
She followed this up with “something to ponder while I’m away”. This sent fans into a bit of speculative frenzy, who quickly discovered that “New York” and “Newt Scamander” were two hidden anagrams in the post, both of whom are characters in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff.
The author then shared additional clues, including this hint.
#helpfulhint The solution is the first sentence of a synopsis of Newt's story. It isn't part of the script, but sets the scene.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 7, 2014
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