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Put out over work in the attic? (2,3)


I believe the answer is:

up top

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'the attic?' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I can't tell whether it can be defined by this definition.

'put out over work' is the wordplay.
'out' indicates anagramming the letters (out can mean wrong or inaccurate).
'over' says to put letters next to each other (in a down clue, some letters go over others).
'work' becomes 'op' (short for opus).
'put' is an anagram of 'upt'.
'upt'+'op'='UP TOP'

'in' is the link.

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(Other definitions for up top that I've seen before include "in the Intelligence Department" , "relating to intelligence" , "In the head (colloq.)" , "by way of intelligence" , "In respect of intelligence" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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