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Cryptic crossword clue: New published work denied brewski robbery (4,2)

The answer is ‘hold up’ but I don't know why? I'm not understanding where this answer is coming from in the clue.

Synonyms for brewski?

Work can be represented by ‘op’

I can’t see it!

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    $\begingroup$ TIL the word "brewski". $\endgroup$ Feb 16, 2020 at 17:51

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Here's the analysis:

New published work denied brewski robbery (4, 2)
New is an anagrind
denied is a subtraction indicator
"robbery" is the definition
An anagram of (PUBLISHED WORK) is (HOLDUPBREWSKI)
Subtracting BREWSKI, we get HOLD UP

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So the answer is

HOLD UP

Because

You take the letters in PUBLISHED WORK, and you remove the letters in BREWSKI from that; you get PU L H D O. Then I’m assuming “new” clues a rearrangement, and the letters PULHDO rearrange to HOLD UP, with definition “Robbery”

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