HELP! Errant blockquote messing up my layout


I’ve been toying with a WP layout (with some help from sitepoint) at and have it down to one remaining issue: a stray opening <blockquote> in blog post previews on the home page. There’s no blockquote in the CSS and as was suggested by someone here maybe it’s coming from

The only place I can find the_excerpt(); is in the search.php file so I’m not sure about that.

Can anyone help me figure out how to locate and strip the blockquote from the home page post summary?