Crossword Genius

Australian city's extremely sorry cartoonist is sacked (6)


I believe the answer is:


I'm a little stuck... Click here to teach me more about this clue!

'australian city's' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'extremely sorry cartoonist is sacked' is the wordplay.
'extremely sorry' becomes 'sy' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'cartoonist' becomes 'Disney' (Walt Disney).
'sacked' is a deletion indicator.
'disney' with 'is' taken away is 'dney'.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for sydney that I've seen before include "- - Carton, 9 hero" , "Australian city with famous opera house" , "Largest Australian city" , "State capital of New South Wales" , "NSW capital" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
Want a hint initially instead of a full solution? Install my app