Consecutive Samurai CalcuDoku puzzle

Now this is an interesting puzzle!  At first glance it looks like it can’t possibly have a unique solution, since there are no givens and only 9 cages on the entire 3-grid Samurai puzzle (made up of 6×6 grids).  But in fact it uses only simple logic to solve, and it unravels pretty quickly once you get going.  It’s a pretty powerful demonstration of how much you can strip a puzzle back and still keep it entirely reasonable in terms of difficulty.  In fact it’s arguably too easy…

The rules are what you’d expect if you’ve been following previous puzzles, but in summary you must: (deep breath!)

  • Place 1 to 6 into each row and column of the three underlying 6×6 grids
  • Place numbers into each of the bold-lined cages so that they add up to the number at the top-left (or in the case of the 40x cage, multiply up to that value)
  • Wherever a white bar divides two squares, the numbers in those two squares must be consecutive (so they must be one of these pairs: 1&2, 2&3, 3&4, 4&5 or 5&6)
  • Where no white bar divides two squares, the numbers are non-consecutive

Good luck!