Fan Solves J.K. Rowling's Cryptic Tweet

Fan Solves J.K. Rowling's Cryptic Tweet
J.K. Rowling
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updated 10/09/2014 AT 10:30 AM EDT

originally published 10/07/2014 AT 03:05 PM EDT

The mystery has been solved!

Emily Strong, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, decoded the anagram posted by J.K. Rowling, Tweeting the answer at the Harry Potter author.

"You are hereby christened the One True Hermione of Twitter," Rowling responded. "I am deeply impressed, that really wasn't easy!"

The challenge began Monday, when Rowling worked her magic on Twitter, posting a cryptic message.

Naturally, fans obsessively tried to work out the riddle (sorry, bosses of the world), and Rowling continued to fan the flames.

The Tweet was a teaser about Newt Scamander, the magizoologist whose tale Rowling is unspooling in her screenplay for the upcoming Potter spin-off film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

"Newt Scamander's History of New York Fauna: One town, my tale. Warmer, she Tweeted on Tuesday, followed by another post: "#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."

If only Ravenclaw Luna Lovegood could lend her brilliantly askew mind to the task. (Her alter ego, Evanna Lynch, has made no secret about which fantastic beast she'd most like to discover.)

Barring an assist from Luna or a quick hit of Felix Felicis for luck, our sister site, TIME.com, had a handy anagram solver to help.

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