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Where a mass lives
and which the mass dislikes.
When one of the arms eats with a friend.
If you do it up, you ruin.
I've warned you already, don't do it with me!
While in a it, you’re entangled in trouble
An icky mash, also a gooey muck.

What is "it" I am talking about?


See only after you've thought hard:

Mum certainly doesn't like it, when you make a ____.

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  • $\begingroup$ Is the second part necessary to the riddle or is it a hint again? If it's the latter maybe hold off. (Also While in it <- While in a it & An icky <- A icky) $\endgroup$ – n_plum Aug 1 '17 at 18:41
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    $\begingroup$ I would say this is a much better puzzle than the ones You have recently posted. Keep up the good work. $\endgroup$ – Sid Aug 2 '17 at 7:21
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You are talking about

the word mess.

Where a mass lives and which the mass dislikes.

According to OP, people live in messes. People as a whole, however, tend to dislike messes (the sort that are unclean).

When one of the arms eats with a friend.

According to a Google search, mess (as a verb) can mean to "take one's meals in a particular place or with a particular person, especially in an armed forces' mess."

If you do it up, you ruin.

If you mess up, you might have ruined something.

I've warned you already, don't do it with me!

Refers to the phrase don't mess with me!

While in a it, you’re entangled in trouble

The phrase in a mess can refer to being in a situation full of problems/trouble.

A icky mash, also a gooey muck.

I had to check this one online, but apparently "mess" is another term for "gooey muck".

And the hint

Mum certainly doesn't like it, when you make a ____.

refers to the fact that:

Mothers often don't like when their children make messes. (This also ties in with the puzzle's title.)

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct! +1! You were lightening fast! $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Aug 1 '17 at 18:58
  • $\begingroup$ People live in messes. When a member of the military eats with a friend, he messes with that friend. $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Aug 1 '17 at 18:59
  • $\begingroup$ I enjoyed it, there were some really clever clues! I'd agree with n_palum though, the hint made it quite easy to solve (perhaps too easy - I like the subtler version in the title). I'm still working on that second verse though... $\endgroup$ – puzzledPig Aug 1 '17 at 19:00
  • $\begingroup$ :-) You're right, except for one part. That arms one. Google define mess. $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Aug 1 '17 at 19:07
  • $\begingroup$ i was definitely thinking church thoughts... "where a mass lives" sin "what the mass doesn't like... so that makes sense as to why i ran into trouble =p $\endgroup$ – Jason V Aug 1 '17 at 19:15
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It is

a soup !

Where a mass lives and which the mass dislikes.

To be provided ...

When one of the arms eats with a friend.

To be provided ...

If you do it up, you ruin.

If you make a 'soup' of a work, you may ruin yourself !

I've warned you already, don't do it with me!

Warning on not to make a soup with the author !

While in a it, you’re entangled in trouble

If we are in a soup, it reflects that we are in a trouble.

An icky mash, also a gooey muck.

Cold and other variants of soups are possible ?!

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  • $\begingroup$ Creative answer! Like your thoughts! But that's not quite it. $\endgroup$ – Soha Farhin Pine Aug 2 '17 at 7:43

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