For example, my paper today has as it's first 2 clues:
1A - Flapping tope and cod brought on board...
5A - ...quivering, injured by blow.
The answers are 'coopted' and 'wobbly' but why the '...' link? Each clue stands on its own. I've seen this a few times and its starting to bug me.
While I'm here, I've one to get from the Mail:
"Circle around, protecting net" (5)
There's only a few words given by the Quick Solve so, if it's one of them, an explanation would be nice.