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Swifties Cracked The Code To Taylor Swift’s Countdown Clock, & It’s *Wild*

Taylor Swift’s QR code puzzle for her newest album, The Tortured Poet’s Department, has been solved — and Swifites cracked the code to the Taylor Swift countdown clock, too. To catch everyone up, on April 16 QR codes with backgrounds of “TTPD” and the number “13” started appearing in major cities all around the world. When scanned, fans would see a typewriter that spelled out a single letter (super confusing, honestly). However, Swifties worked overtime to collect all the letters and unscramble Swift’s code to discover it said: “For A Fortnight.”

In addition to the scavenger hunt, Swift added a countdown on her website that will end at 2:00 p.m. (EST) on April 18. Then, Swift dropped an exclusive CD single of “Fortnight” (which features Post Malone), since we’re getting its music video release Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m.

Swift has a long-standing tradition of giving her fans easter egg hints leading up to big news, but this worldwide scavenger hunt may have been the best one yet. (I mean come on, how fun is this?) Swifties, you all catch on quick!

TTPD debuts in less than 24 hours and after this mid-day announcement, festivities will be in full swing. I can’t wait to see what else Blondie has in store for us!

Hi, my name is Emily and I'm an Editing, Writing, and Media major at FSU. When I'm not in class, you can find me at a coffee shop on my 3rd cup of coffee. I also love reading, dancing, and anything related to music!