J.K. Rowling throws fans into a tizzy with mysterious tweets

Oct 7, 2014 at 12:59 p.m. ET
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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is teasing some new work on her Twitter page, and her cryptic messages are leading to some wild speculation from fans.

Rowling started a frenzy Monday with a simple tweet about what she's up to — but it is the mention of a new novel that got fans talking.

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When fans started hammering her with questions, Rowling decided to drop some incredibly cryptic hints about what her latest project could be — including a pretty wild anagram.

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A wand? As in a tool used by a wizard? A wizard like Harry Potter and pals?

Could Rita Skeeter's rumors be another Harry Potter clue?

More clues:

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Turns out that "Newt Scamander" is the main character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — for which Rowling is currently writing the screenplay — and the film will be set in New York, 70 years before the start of the Harry Potter series.

Care to take a stab at unraveling the anagram? Leave your solution in the comments below.

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