Samurai Star Consecutive puzzle

If the smaller consecutive puzzles weren’t enough of a challenge then this one should be!  There are five overlaid 9×9 grids (including a ‘hidden’ one in the middle) which each need to have 1 to 9 placed into every row, column and bold-lined 3×3 box.  On top of this you must obey the consecutive constraints – numbers with a white bar between are consecutive (12, 23, 34, 45, 56, 67, 78 or 89) and those without a bar between are not consecutive.

As you can see, the combination of tightly-overlaid grids and the consecutive marks means that very few givens are needed!  Remember that none of these puzzles need ‘complex’ solving logic (you don’t need hidden or naked sets, X-wings or any other even more exotic strategy).

Good luck!

PS If there are any particular Sudoku or Samurai variants you’d like to see, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do!