J.K. Rowling tweets cryptic riddle, sends fans into a frenzy

J.K. Rowling Teases More Harry Potter



J.K. Rowling has cast a confundus charm on Harry Potter fans. Monday the 49-year-old bestselling author tweeted, "Cry, foe! Run amok! Fa awry! My wand won't tolerate this nonsense."

Do you know what this means? Neither did most Harry Potter fans, but thousands of them retweeted the cryptic message, making it the tweet heard round the world last night. But now one fan thinks they've solved the mystery.

It all started when Rowling tweeted, "Very busy at the moment working on a novel, tweaking a screenplay and being involved in @lumos campaigns. Back when i've finished something!"

Devoted fan Regan responded to her with, "Everytime @jk_rowling tweets I stop whatever I'm doing and analyze it for an hour."

To fans' delight, Rowling took the bait. She tweeted back, ".@peruseproject see, now i'm tempted to post a riddle or an anagram. Must resist temptation... Must work..." She caved and posted the cryptic message.


But what does it mean?

Well one fan believes they've solved the puzzle. As Movie Pilot' reports, an eagle-eyed Redditor found Rowlings tweet to be a perfect anagram for "Harry returns. Won't say any details now. A week off. No comment."

So will it be a sequel to the saga? An origins story? She is keeping the ruse going with little hints.


But to fans, it doesn't matter. They just want more Potter.

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WASHINGTON - APRIL 05: British author J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series, points to the place on her forehead where her title character has a scar while reading 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. About 30,000 people are expected to attend attended the 132-year-old tradition of rolling colored eggs down the South Lawn of the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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J K Rowling attends the World Premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" at Leicester Square, London, 7th July 2009.
J K Rowling attends the World Premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, London, 11th November 2010.
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(from L) British actors Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe arrive at the world premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' in Leicester Square in central London on July 7 2009. The film is the adaptation of the final book in the long-running series about the magical life of the young schoolboy. AFP PHOTO/Leon Neal (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON - SEPTEMBER 04: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Actress Emma Watson attends the after party following the UK premiere of ''Driving Lessons,'' at Hedges and Butler on September 4, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
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Actor Daniel Radcliffe at the N.Y. Premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. 11/11/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Actor Rupert Grint at the N.Y. Premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. 11/11/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
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